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ERIC Number: EJ822380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Meeting the "Highly Qualified Teacher" Challenge
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Sykes, Gary
Teacher Education and Practice, v16 n4 p331-354 Win 2003
In this article we address the "highly qualified teacher" provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. We argue that the provisions' intent is important and achievable, and we outline critical research on the issue of which teacher qualifications matter for student learning. Three questions frame the discussion: Does teacher quality matter? What qualifications make a difference? How does teacher certification matter? We address the issue of ensuring highly qualified teachers for all children, providing examples of policies that have enabled states and districts to recruit and retain qualified teachers. Finally, we propose a set of federal teacher initiatives that can support such policies nationwide. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001