ERIC Number: ED522815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
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The Highly Qualified Teacher: What Is Teacher Quality and How Do We Measure It?
Teachers College Press
In this follow-up to "Effective Teacher Induction and Mentoring" (ED522923) Michael Strong tackles the major issues surrounding teacher quality and effectiveness. "The Highly Qualified Teacher" provides an accessible overview of the research related to teacher quality, and introduces a new method for evaluating teachers based on extensive fieldwork in schools. This timely work clarifies the different definitions of teacher quality and distinguishes between "good" teaching and "successful" teaching. Strong thoroughly examines the empirical evidence responsible for identifying the qualities associated with positive student outcomes, including observational measures that are able to predict a teacher's ability to raise student achievement in mathematics. This comprehensive, up-to-date volume is essential reading for students of education, as well as school administrators, educational policy specialists, and anyone wrestling with the federal mandate to provide a highly qualified teacher in every classroom.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Characteristics, Educational Research, Experiments
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Administrators
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