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ERIC Number: ED501569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Lessons Learned: New Teachers Talk about Their Jobs, Challenges and Long-Range Plans. Issue No. 3. Teaching in Changing Times
Rochkind, Jonathan; Ott, Amber; Immerwahr, John; Doble, John; Johnson, Jean
Public Agenda
This "Lessons Learned" report finds two specific areas in which teacher training may be lacking: preparedness for the diversity of the contemporary American classroom and teaching students with special needs. Seventy-six percent of new teachers said teaching an ethnically diverse student body was covered in their training, but only 39 percent said that training helps them in the classroom. The survey covered twelve areas of teacher training ranging from direct instruction to their study of history, philosophy, and policy debates in public education. An Afterword by Sabrina Laine suggests that finding answers to several questions raised in this report is paramount for the systems that prepare and support teachers to adapt the realities of the 21st-century classroom. (Contains 10 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda; National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A