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ERIC Number: EJ1014736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Raising the Bar for Teaching
Mehta, Jal; Doctor, Joe
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n7 p8-13 Apr 2013
The past year has seen the emergence of a broad consensus on raising the standards for entering the teaching profession. The NEA, AFT, and Council of Chief State School Officers all have said they want higher entry standards. Such an exam would be modeled after other professions and is a potential game changer. If sufficiently rigorous, the exam could change who is drawn into teaching, develop a more consistent, higher level of skill across all teachers, improve student outcomes, and greatly increase public regard for teachers and teaching. Over time these changes could lead to increased respect for teachers, improved results for students, potentially higher pay, and, in the long run, greater desire by talented people to join the profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A