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ERIC Number: EJ782061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 43
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Preparing High-Quality Teachers: Views from the Classroom
Zientek, Linda Reichwein
American Educational Research Journal, v44 n4 p959-1001 2007
Every child has the right to a highly qualified teacher, yet as a nation we are reluctant to empirically investigate how teacher preparation programs are succeeding. Results from the present study suggested that (a) traditionally certified (TC) teachers felt better prepared than non-traditionally certified (NTC) teachers on communicating, planning, and using instructional strategies; (b) NTC teachers' positive mentoring and prior classroom experiences in conjunction with the overall less positive mentoring experiences of TC teachers may have minimized differences; (c) novice teachers did not feel prepared on items related to multicultural curriculum or assessing student learning; and (d) prior classroom experiences, first year support, and program components were important, but instruction on teaching standards was of particular importance for NTC teachers. (Contains 9 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas