ERIC Number: EJ726547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
Reference Count: N/A
Unfulfilled Promise: Ensuring High Quality Teachers for Our Nation's Schools
Childhood Education, v81 n4 p249 Sum 2005
The Southeast Center for Teaching Quality (SECTQ) has quickly established itself as a national leader on issues related to teaching quality. This report demonstrates the high-quality work that has become the standard for the center. Researchers focused on case studies in four southern states, 12 districts, and 24 high-need schools to determine if the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation has been effective in increasing the number of highly qualified teachers. The authors argue that the NCLB's emphasis on content knowledge and the lack of financial and technical support combined to drive states to lower standards for teachers.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies, State Standards, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Case Studies, School Districts, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001