ERIC Number: EJ625859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Lowest Common Denominator: How Texas Colleges of Education Are Failing Teachers and Students.
Texas Education Review, v1 n1 p27-46 Spr 2000
Examines perceived incompetence within Texas colleges of education, discussing: whether schooling promotes equality; prior analyses of the issue; grade inflation and social promotion; and student teachers' attitudes and curricular preferences. Overall, admissions standards are too low, resulting in marginal teachers who retard students' academic development. Student teachers appear unaware of the important role of students' individual differences on educational outcomes. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills
Texas Review Society, Inc., 2620-B S. Shepherd, PMB 154, Houston, TX 77098. Tel: (713) 523-9100; e-mail: TXEducationRvw@aol.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Texas