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Lincove, Jane Arnold; Osborne, Cynthia; Mills, Nick; Bellows, Laura – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
With increasing awareness of the importance of teacher quality for student learning, education policy leaders have turned their attention to the nation's teacher training programs as a potential target for reform. One proposed strategy is to increase competition for university-based programs by encouraging new program types. This study examines…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teacher Certification
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Lincove, Jane Arnold; Osborne, Cynthia; Dillon, Amanda; Mills, Nicholas – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Despite questions about validity and reliability, the use of value-added estimation methods has moved beyond academic research into state accountability systems for teachers, schools, and teacher preparation programs (TPPs). Prior studies of value-added measurement for TPPs test the validity of researcher-designed models and find that measuring…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Accountability, Politics of Education, School Statistics
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Fuller, Edward J. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ) recent review of university-based teacher preparation programs concluded the vast majority of such programs were inadequately preparing the nation's teachers. The study, however, has a number of serious flaws that include narrow focus on inputs, lack of a strong research base, missing standards,…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Quality, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Null, Wesley – Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
In this essay, the author argues for a reconsideration of the teachers college tradition within teacher ed curriculum. The author draws upon history and moral philosophy to make the case that the teaching profession has declined because teacher educators have neglected the philosophical tradition that the author maintains is the key to our future.…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Educational Philosophy, Teacher Educators, Schools of Education
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Goodman, Gay; Arbona, Consuelo; Dominguez de Rameriz, Romilia – Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
Increasingly, teacher educators recommend authentic, performance-related measures for evaluating teacher candidates. Nevertheless, more states are requiring teachers to pass high-stakes, minimum-competency exams. This study examined the relation between teacher candidate scores on authentic measures and their scores on certification exams required…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teacher Education, Portfolio Assessment
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Cole, Bryan R. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1983
Texas teacher education faculty, department heads, deans, and chief academic officers consider deans of education to be at least moderately effective in making decisions about teacher education. Perceptions of the deans' decision making about instructional programs, research, and student, faculty, and financial affairs were studied. (PP)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Evaluation, College Administration, Deans
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Warner, Allen R. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1990
Discusses events leading to the Texas legislation limiting professional education courses to 18 semester hours for initial certification and eliminating undergraduate education degrees. Noting implications for other states, the article suggests that teacher educators collaborate to develop a knowledge base, create coalitions, and provide national…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Change Strategies, Curriculum Evaluation, Degrees (Academic)
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Simms, Richard L.; Miller, James R. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1988
This article discusses Texas Senate Bill 994, the political climate that spawned it, efforts by teacher education institutions to comply with the legislation, implications for teacher supply and the professionalism of teaching, and steps which can be taken by teacher educators in other states to avoid the Texas experience. (IAH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Change, Higher Education, Politics of Education