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ERIC Number: EJ833555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Improving Teacher Effectiveness through Focused Graduate Education
Lease, Anthony; Garrison, Lawrence F.
Action in Teacher Education, v30 n3 p11-22 Fall 2008
This article focuses on a unique and cutting-edge master's degree program in an urban setting that is designed to increase teacher effectiveness and that has positively affected student academic achievement. The major premise of the article is that traditional master's degree programs, as represented by a series of independent courses taught by instructors working in isolation, are not effective in improving schools. Simply gaining knowledge will not guarantee transferability of the knowledge into the classroom. What is required is a process in which the knowledge is put into practice, with coaching to provide the teacher with feedback and ongoing collegial support. The process of knowledge gaining, practicing, coaching, and sharing with colleagues greatly influences teaching performance. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee