ERIC Number: ED427009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
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)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Teacher Certification, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Qualifications, Teachers, Teaching Conditions
Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/index.html
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.