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Russell, Michael; Bebell, Damian; O'Dwyer, Laura; O'Connor, Kathleen – Journal of Teacher Education, 2003
Surveyed Massachusetts teachers regarding the extent to which they used technology within and outside of the classroom for instructional purposes. Results highlighted six categories of instructional technology use (preparation, e-mail, teacher- directed student use, recording grades, delivery, and special education and accommodation). New teachers…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Melnick, Susan L.; Pullin, Diana – Journal of Teacher Education, 2000
Examines recent implementation of the controversial Massachusetts Educator Certification Tests and the educational, legal, and public policy issues in the implementation of a teacher testing program. The paper focuses on: the contexts for teacher testing; the tests themselves; the quality of the tests; and legal issues in teacher testing and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Brabeck, Mary M. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1999
Responds to Goodlad's article on teacher education's journey over the past century and its current malaise, suggesting that the rest of the journey is up to teacher education faculty, their university colleagues, and partners within communities and schools who must work to improve education. Describes Massachusetts' experience in attempting to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Merseth, Katherine K. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1991
Describes support delivered by Harvard University's Beginning Teacher Computer Network which helps beginning teachers in disparate geographic locations. Data from mail surveys, computer message counts, and follow-up interviews indicate the network was most effective in providing moral support and least effective in providing technical support of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, College School Cooperation, Computer Networks, Electronic Mail