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ERIC Number: ED543553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
Key Issue: Preparing Teachers Effectively for At-Risk Schools
Lasagna, Molly
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
Improving teacher preparation for successful teaching in at-risk schools will help at-risk schools and districts by doing the following: (1) Create stability and growth by retaining teachers; (2) Address the equitable distribution of highly qualified teachers; (3) Break the cycle of outdated teaching methods and low expectations; and (4) Raise student achievement. This paper presents strategies in the preparation of beginning teachers for at-risk schools. A list of resources that provides helpful information about implementing the strategies is included. Some resources highlight the rationale for a strategy or the research base that supports it; others provide examples of how the strategy has been implemented elsewhere or practical toolkits that can assist school leaders in adopting these strategies.
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 877-322-8700; Fax: 202-223-8939; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality