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ERIC Number: ED527591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 176
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4988-5
Improving Teacher Quality: The U.S. Teaching Force in Global Context
Akiba, Motoko; LeTendre, Gerald
Teachers College Press
This groundbreaking work examines teacher quality, work norms, and professional learning opportunities, using data from 15 countries. The authors compare and contrast the United States with two high-achieving countries--Japan and Australia--that have implemented very different approaches to improving teacher quality. Drawing on both large international data sets and ethnographic and small-scale studies, the book addresses critical questions: (2) How do teacher quality and teacher recruitment and hiring policies in the United States differ from those in other countries?; (2) How do the working conditions of U.S. teachers differ from those of teachers in other countries?; (3) How do U.S. teachers' opportunities for professional learning differ from those of teachers in other countries?; (4) How do the characteristics of the national teaching force influence student achievement?; and (5) What U.S. policies offer promise for improving teacher quality?
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Japan; United States