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ERIC Number: EJ922092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
How Well Do 1st-Year Teachers Teach: Does Type of Preparation Make a Difference?
Good, Thomas L.; McCaslin, Mary; Tsang, Henry Y.; Zhang, Jizhi; Wiley, Caroline R. H.; Bozack, Amanda Rabidue; Hester, Waverely
Journal of Teacher Education, v57 n4 p410-430 Sep 2006
The authors present a program of research on the teaching practices of 1st-year teachers that has evolved within a partnership between and among a university and area school districts. The research links observed 1st-year teaching practices with school level (elementary, middle, high school) and type of teacher preparation (traditional bachelor's degree or nontraditional master's degree or postbaccalaureate certification). This study was conducted during 3 consecutive years, and results suggest that 1st-year teachers, as a group, performed adequately. School-level analyses reveal higher quality classroom management practices at the elementary level. Type of preparation analyses reveal higher quality management practices among teachers who attended traditional programs. The potential interaction between school level and type of preparation was not definitive but suggests further research is needed on the match between type of preparation and school level as expressed in quality of teaching practices. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series