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Medaille, Ann; Goldrup, Sharon; Abernathy, Tammy – Teacher Educator, 2019
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has stated that many teacher education programs demonstrate a lack of rigor because a large percentage of their course grades come from assignments that are criterion-deficient, lacking specific criteria through which instructors can determine students' mastery of the material. This article applied…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Difficulty Level, Academic Standards
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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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McArdle, Richard J.; Schuttenberg, Ernest M. – Teacher Educator, 1984
Four requirements for fostering a proactive strategy for the future of teacher education are identified in this article. (DF)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Futures (of Society)
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Villeme, Melvin G.; Hall, Bruce W. – Teacher Educator, 1984
Results of a study on education graduates in Florida indicate that higher qualified graduates are entering and intend to remain in teaching positions. This study examined employment status, long-range teaching plans, satisfaction with teaching, and attitudes towards teaching as a career. Methodology and results are given. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education
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Howey, Kenneth R. – Teacher Educator, 1992
This article notes that there are more issues and problems than positive programmatic trends; it looks at eight major challenges that U.S. schools of education must overcome if they are to become professional schools, analyzing where teacher education currently is vis-a-vis the challenges. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education