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ERIC Number: ED500613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
Teaching Quality in California: A New Perspective to Guide Policy
Wechsler, M. E.; Shields, P. M.
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
This policy brief presents a professional consensus regarding the dimensions of teaching quality and the issues that need to be addressed if California is to ensure high quality instruction for all students. It is based on the work of an expert panel of education stakeholders who reviewed research, met with outside experts, and discussed in depth the issue of teaching quality. The brief summarizes current research, as well as the panel's definition of and perspective on teaching quality. First, the brief discusses prevailing perspectives on teaching quality and related research. Then, the brief discusses the panel's conclusions regarding the development of a quality-based teacher development system. (Contains 27 notes.)
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning. 133 Mission Street Suite 220, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Tel: 831-427-3628; Fax: 831-427-1612; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, Santa Cruz, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California