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ERIC Number: ED427009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Pages: 258
Abstractor: N/A
Teacher Quality: A Report on the Preparation and Qualifications of Public School Teachers. Statistical Analysis Report.
Lewis, Laurie; Parsad, Basmat; Carey, Nancy; Bartfai, Nicole; Farris, Elizabeth; Smerdon, Becky
This report is based on efforts by the National Center for Education Statistics to collect data on teacher preparation and qualifications using a nationally representative survey of full-time public school teachers whose main teaching assignment is in English/language arts, social studies/social sciences, foreign language, mathematics, or science (or who teach a self-contained classroom). The report includes indicators of preservice and continued learning and examines work environments in which educators teach. Section 1 discusses how teacher quality has been defined and studied and explains the organization of the report. Section 2 discusses preservice learning and teaching assignment (teacher education, teacher certification, and teaching assignment). Section 3 examines continued learning (formal professional development and collaboration with other teachers). Section 4 focuses on supportive work environments. Section 5 discusses teachers' feelings of preparedness. Section 6 presents conclusions. The six appendixes offer survey methodology and data reliability; detailed tables of estimates and tables of standard errors for the 1998 Fast Response Survey System survey; detailed tables of estimates and tables of standard errors for the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) study; standard error tables for text tables and figures; 1998 teacher survey on professional development and training fast response survey system Questionnaire; and selected questionnaire items form the 1993-94 SASS teacher questionnaire. (Contains 59 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A