ERIC Number: EJ719874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Highly Qualified Teacher. Professional Development--Teacher to Teacher
McElroy, Edward J.
Teaching Pre K-8, v36 n2 p8 Oct 2005
The end of this year is going to bring something that even veteran teachers have never experienced: the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law's "highly qualified teacher" deadline. NCLB's "highly qualified teacher" (HQT) provision is an attempt to put a well-prepared and capable teacher in every classroom. Most parents and teachers welcome the national effort to improve teacher quality, especially in disadvantaged communities. In this brief article, the author, President of the American Federation of Teachers, presents his views and the organization's recommendations on the issues that need to be addressed in order to put highly qualified teachers in every classroom. Among these are: teacher education, state licensing exams, mentoring, professional development, and compensation.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Teacher Qualifications, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Mentors, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Compliance (Legal)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001