ERIC Number: ED464045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar-5
Reference Count: N/A
White House Conference on Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers.
This paper presents First Lady Laura Bush's opening remarks at the White House Conference on Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers. She described the President's No Child Left Behind Act, which allows schools flexibility to use federal funds where the local need is greatest (teacher recruitment, improving teacher training, and increasing teacher pay in critical need areas). The goal of the conference was to ensure that the nation's children can count on having teachers who not only bring love, compassion, and dedication to their profession, but also possess a deep and up-to-date knowledge of the concepts and subjects they are teaching and the ability to assess all and to apply the most effective instructional methods, strategies, and materials to meet their learning needs. The conference focused on two areas of teacher instruction: preparation at the nation's colleges of education for teacher candidates and professional development for those who are already teaching. It also highlighted research regarding teacher preparation and student achievement. Presentations showcased innovative and successful teacher training and recruitment programs that help bring the best and brightest to U.S. classrooms, especially in the neediest neighborhoods. A list of conference attendees is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills
For full text: http://www.whitehouse.gov/firstlady/news- speeches/speeches/fl20020305.html.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.