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Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – Teacher Educator, 2017
Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She is former president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also served as a…
Descriptors: Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration
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Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – Teacher Educator, 2016
It appears that a teacher shortage is on the rise in the nation's schools. This is not a new issue or concern; teacher shortages have occurred off and on for some time for a variety of reasons. But this particular shortage of qualified teachers does appear to be important and different than previously reported shortages ("The Washington…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Qualifications, Misconceptions, Teacher Characteristics
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Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M. – Teacher Educator, 2016
Teacher educators work diligently to prepare future teachers while navigating the surrounding political realities that challenge our schools. Demands placed on teacher educators are growing and are increasingly more complex. Well-prepared and successful teachers are exiting the profession at alarming rates in several places in the world, including…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Advocacy
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Clark, Pat; Zygmunt, Eva; Howard, Tyrone – Teacher Educator, 2016
Tyrone Howard is Professor of Education at UCLA; Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and former Director of Center X, which is where UCLA's teacher education program is housed. Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Summer Programs
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Marchant, Gregory J. – Teacher Educator, 2014
Since becoming an educational researcher in the late 1980s, Gregory Marchant has struggled with the disconnect between what is known from educational research and what is practiced in educational policy. In fact, his dissertation looked at support for practices identified through the process-product effective teaching research from elementary and…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Researchers, Policy Formation
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Ravitch, Diane; Marchant, Gregory J.; David, Kristine A. – Teacher Educator, 2014
Diane Ravitch has emerged as one of the most powerful forces for real education reform. She is a tireless crusader against the baseless claims that drive current educational policy and a clear-eyed visionary of what needs to be done. While at one time she left the educational community and then returned (both of which she addresses in this…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Change Agents
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Ravitch, Diane – Teacher Educator, 2014
This article address the falsehoods regarding No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top legislation, the educational reformers' stance that schools are failing, the privatization movement in education, and the issues of technology in the schools. The importance of poverty is emphasized, although policymakers ignore it and advocate school choice as…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Misconceptions, Federal Legislation, Public Education
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Berliner, David C. – Teacher Educator, 2013
In the United States, but not only here, the movement to evaluate teachers based on student test scores has received powerful political and parental support. The logic is simple. From one testing occasion to another students should show growth in their knowledge and skill. Similar types of students should show similar patterns of growth. Those…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Merit Pay, Evaluation Problems, Models
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Teacher Educator, 2012
Although education is not the highest priority in this year's presidential election, the fact that education is an issue at all highlights the role of politics in education. More than for most professions, from the district to the national level, elections and political agendas shape the policies that govern classrooms. Although the teacher unions…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Unions, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Paulson, Sharon; Marchant, Greg – Teacher Educator, 2011
Personally, the authors have seen the evolution of teacher education for over 30 years. From "diagnostic/prescriptive teaching" through "reflective practice," the quality of the programs and students has improved greatly. Turning that subjective appraisal into a quantifiable evaluation is a tricky enterprise in education. However, the demand for…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Teacher Educator, 2011
The goal is to provide highly qualified teachers to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse pool of students. The question is how to do that. Although there have been a number of variations in the path to a career in teaching, only a few paths typically exist at any point in time. The traditional route finds high school graduates attending four…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Programs, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Swarens, Tim – Teacher Educator, 2000
Describes how one elementary school focused on school security in this age of increased school violence, discussing the worries that parents have about safety (which often overshadow concerns about academics) and explaining that even though youth violence has decreased overall, parents must feel secure in sending their children to school. (SM)
Descriptors: Aggression, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Parents
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Marvin, Diane; Mahlios, Marc; Hadadian, Azar; Spitznagel, Ronald – Teacher Educator, 2000
Three responses to an article on implications for teacher education of school violence examine: (1) teacher educators' roles in preparing teachers to detect problems in students; (2) the need for family involvement (because trying to reach students in school is too late); and (3) reasons for school violence (family influence, parent…
Descriptors: Aggression, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Higher Education
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Kingen, Sharon – Teacher Educator, 1984
The teacher educator must develop programs that view education as a process of growth rather than the teaching of a set of skills. Education majors need to learn how, when, and why to apply the skills they have developed. (DF)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Student Needs, Teacher Education Programs
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Ford, Jerry D. – Teacher Educator, 1984
Educators may have many questions about the values and uses of microcomputers in the school environment. Cost, versatility of software available, and amount of computer literacy desired are issues that may be encountered during computer selection. (DF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Programs, Educational Finance
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