ERIC Number: EJ698814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
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Acknowledging the Need Facing Teacher Preparation Programs: Responding to Make a Difference.
Kent, Andrea Moore
Education, v125 n3 p343 Spr 2005
Teacher education programs are continuously graduating candidates that fall into the category of failing teachers or teachers who flee the profession when their career is only beginning. Though there may be multiple causes for this problem, universities must attempt to curtail this problem before instructional damage continues to be perpetuated. One university in the southeast United States is addressing this problem by providing its teacher education candidates increased time in the field, a guarantee that the teachers are prepared to meet the needs of diverse students when they graduate, and a more rigorous admissions process to the teacher education program. Though the solution is complex and requires time and effort, the goal is that the teacher quality link to student success will benefit teachers and their students for decades.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Admission (School), Teacher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States