ERIC Number: ED425156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Preparation and Professional Development of Teachers in the Northwest: A Depiction Study. Revised Editon.
Barnett, Lucy; Lenhardt, Bradley
This report offers data from a depiction study that provides information on the context in which teachers in the Northwest U.S. must teach, current teacher supply and demand, teacher preparation in the Northwest, and current professional development activities and their funding sources. The study makes use of available local, state, regional, and national data. Examination of the setting and context in which teachers teach focuses on demographics, who the students are, what is known about the schools they attend, and what the implications of these data are for the preparation and professional development of teachers. Examination of the teacher workforce focuses on demographics, teacher qualifications, and the growing teacher demand (including the demand for minority teachers). Examination of teacher preparation and certification focuses on student teacher characteristics, student motivation to teach, and levels of certification. Examination of professional development highlights beginning teacher induction activities, mentoring, program characteristics and participation, school and district support for teacher development, program funding, teacher attitudes, and technology training. (Contains 23 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Labor Turnover, Mentors, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Characteristics, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.