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Whitworth, Jerry; Deering, Thomas; Jones, Steve; Hardy, Sam – Professional Educator, 2016
Persistent and consistent criticism of our nation's educational system has increased pressure on school districts and teacher education programs to improve the quality of teachers in our public schools. While there is research regarding the characteristics of effective teachers, the difficulty is often in identifying and hiring those teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Characteristics
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Loving, Cathleen C.; Graham, Diane – Professional Educator, 2000
Describes the evolution of progressive indicators emphasizing the developmental nature of successful student teaching. Coding of dialogue with experienced cooperating teachers about student teacher successes and failures resulted in 64 indicators. These were matched with recent Texas teacher proficiencies. Locally-generated indicators fell into…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education