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Wood, Ann L.; Stanulis, Randi Nevins – New Educator, 2009
The purpose of this essay is to describe quality teacher induction that has evolved from "fourth-wave" (1997-2006) teacher induction program development and research. A definition of quality induction is proposed, and a set of induction goals and components are outlined. Understandings gained from fourth-wave programs are described, including ways…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Quality, Program Descriptions
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Carroll, Thomas G. – New Educator, 2005
Every child deserves a quality education. Providing competent, caring, qualified teachers in schools organized for success is the way to get there, but the devil is in the details. By tinkering on the edges, adopting piecemeal approaches to attracting, supporting, and retaining highly qualified teachers for the students who need them most, the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Qualifications
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Nieto, Sonia – New Educator, 2005
In this article, the author identifies two current--and competing--discourses concerning teaching and public education in general. One is the "official" discourse, embodied in "No Child Left Behind" language, with a focus on accountability, standards, credentials, and testing, accompanied by punitive measures for failing to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Federal Legislation