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ERIC Number: EJ1146275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
Effective Middle Level Teaching: Perceptions on the Preparedness of Newly Hired Teachers
Howell, Penny B.; Cook, Chris; Faulkner, Shawn A.
Middle Grades Research Journal, v8 n3 p1-22 2013
This interpretive, exploratory study utilized survey methodology to document middle level principals' perceptions of effective teaching practices and the preparedness of newly hired middle level teachers. The findings suggest that principals' descriptions of effective teaching differ from their descriptions of effective teachers. Additionally, principals' perceptions of the level of preparation of newly hired teachers indicate a sense of dissatisfaction, acknowledging teachers are prepared in their content knowledge but lack preparation in several key areas, including classroom management, assessment, curriculum and instruction, and culturally and developmentally appropriate practice. As a result, the authors propose a "Framework for Effective Middle Level Practices" as a conceptual guide for middle level teacher preparation.
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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: Kentucky
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