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ERIC Number: EJ833605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Elementary Teacher Candidates' Understanding of the No Child Left Behind Legislation
Reeder, Stacy; Utley, Juliana
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n1 p89-102 Win 2008
Within the next decade teacher preparation programs will be replete with teacher candidates who have experienced the implementation of the No Child Left Behind legislation in their K-12 schooling experience. However, most current teacher candidates graduated from their K-12 schooling experience before the legislation was implemented in schools. These same teacher candidates will enter their career facing the full impact of the legislation, with an increased focus on standards, high expectations for all teachers and all students, and the burden of evidence to prove quality teaching. The purpose of this study was to examine elementary teacher candidates' understandings of No Child Left Behind legislation. The results indicate that teacher candidates have little knowledge about the act but rather have many questions and fears about its impact on schooling and their future teaching. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001