ERIC Number: ED269252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Quality in Science and Mathematics Education: Recommendations for Research from a National Research Council Conference.
Blank, Rolf K.
Thirty-five experts from several fields of research participated in a discussion to explore whether future research is needed on issues related to teacher quality, what kinds of research are needed, and in particular, what issues could best be addressed by a National Research Council study of teacher quality in elementary/secondary science and mathematics. Findings and recommendations that define needed research on teacher quality (which has direct relevance to policies concerning teacher training, development, and selection) are grouped into the following six categories: (1) studies to assist recruitment and selection of teachers; (2) studies on education of teachers: subject matter proficiency; (3) studies on evaluation of teachers development of teaching skills; (4) studies on effects of teaching practices; (5) studies on conditions fostering quality teaching; and (6) studies on societal issues related to teacher quality in science and mathematics. Two recommendations (related to the first category) include investigating effects of state and local policies which set new standards for entry into the teaching profession and analyses of the relationship between teacher supply and demand issues and quality issues, such as the effect of non-certified and "out-of-field" teachers on quality, and implications of differing criteria of "qualified." (JN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (70th, San Francisco, CA, April l6-20, l986).