ERIC Number: ED456094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Facing the Classroom Challenge: Teacher Quality and Teacher Training in California's Schools of Education.
Izumi, Lance T.
This study examines what makes a high quality teacher, analyzing educators' choices of teaching methodology (teacher-centered or student-centered) and what methods are favored by the California State University (CSU) schools of education. Part 1, "Teaching Methods and the Research Evidence," describes various competing teaching methodologies and examines the research evidence regarding which methods are most effective in raising student performance. Part 2, "Teaching Methods and the California State University Schools of Education," considers this research in analyzing the teacher education curriculum at various schools of education in the CSU system. Part 3, "Models for Reform: Singapore, Kumon, and Nancy Ichinaga," analyzes teaching methods used in Singapore, whose students rank at the top of international comparisons, and Kumon, the most popular after-school program in the world. Part 4, "How To Improve Teacher Training," provides recommendations to make teacher education more results-oriented and focused on improving measurable student skills and knowledge. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Research Inst. for Public Policy, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Singapore