ERIC Number: ED460083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Development: A Strategy for School Improvement.
Way, Cynthia, Ed.
LAB Education Notes, v3 n2 Nov 2001
This publication presents several articles on teacher development and improvement: "Teacher Development: A Strategy for School Improvement" (barriers to and features of effective teacher development); "Help Wanted: Recruiting and Keeping Quality Teachers" (teacher incentives, beginning teacher induction, teaching conditions, and teacher satisfaction); "What Makes a Good Mentor?" (e.g., being a role model, having interpersonal skills, and being a good listener); "Changing Practice with Collaborative Inquiry" (conducting school-based action research); "Virtual Communities of Learners" (participating in online forums and group listservs in order to share and network with other teachers); "Alternative Routes to Certification" (such programs are making a significant impact on the nation's need for qualified teachers); "Finding What Works in Teaching and Learning" (National Staff Development Council standards for staff development); "Classroom Teachers in Conversation" (the importance of providing teachers time to talk and share); and "Research Review: What is a Teacher Community?" (what makes a teacher community different from a gathering of teachers). Selected Educational Alliance programs with information and services for teachers are listed. (Contains 19 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teacher Induction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inquiry, Mentors, National Standards, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Conditions, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.