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ERIC Number: EJ1122003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
University-Based Teacher Preparation and Middle Grades Teacher Effectiveness
Preston, Courtney
Journal of Teacher Education, v68 n1 p102-116 Jan-Feb 2017
For over two decades, there have been calls to assess the relationship of the features of teacher preparation programs to teacher effectiveness, to provide guidance for program improvement. At the middle grades level, theory suggests that coursework in educational psychology is particularly important for teacher effectiveness. Using 4 years of data from 15 middle grades teacher preparation programs, this study estimates the relationship of their structural features, that is required elements of coursework and fieldwork, to student achievement gains in math and English/Language Arts. Findings suggest that few requirements are positively associated with achievement gains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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