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ERIC Number: EJ1134091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Does the Match Matter? Exploring Whether Student Teaching Experiences Affect Teacher Effectiveness
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John M.; Theobald, Roddy
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n2 p325-359 Apr 2017
We use data from six Washington State teacher education programs to investigate the relationship between teacher candidates' student teaching experiences and their later teaching effectiveness. Our primary finding is that teachers are more effective when the student demographics of their current school are similar to the student demographics of the school in which they did their student teaching. While descriptive, this suggests that the school context in which student teaching occurs has important implications for the later outcomes of teachers and their students and that teacher education programs and school districts should consider placing student teachers in schools that are similar to the schools in which they are likely to teach once they enter the workforce.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305C120008