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ERIC Number: ED498729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep-26
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
It Takes 2 to Produce a Quality Teacher: A Groovy Student and a Harmonizing Professor
Gentry, Ruben
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Reaching Out to Mississippi Education in Action (ROMEA) Conference (3rd, Cleveland, MS, Sep 26, 2007)
Of all the possible combinations to produce quality teachers, will the real twosome please stand up? In 2002 the U.S. invested $192 billion (about 50% of the total education budget) in teacher pay and benefits (Rice, 2003). While it is general consensus that the teacher is the most important factor in student achievement, there is little useful information to ensure the preparation, hiring, or promotion of quality teachers. Here, two crucial parties are identified as key in the preparation of quality teachers. The presentation is based on a review of the literature--interspersed with popular vernacular, as well as an individual effort at implementing promising practices to prepare quality teacher educators. Education takes on new meaning and perspective when students get back the groove that they first had when they envisioned teaching as a profession and the professor helps by harmonizing facets of the learning experience to make for a meaningful and rewarding adventure. The preliminary results suggest the twosome are gaining ground in producing a more quality teacher (enhanced professional attributes) that schools so desperately need to educate our children--America's most valuable resource. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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