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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Holt, Linda – 1997
This videotape presents the keynote speeches of the 1997 Hawai'i Literacy Hui conference on the theme of "Changing Lives, Building Communities." Featured in the videotape are two speeches: Linda Darling-Hammond's "The Right To Learn and Teach: Towards Democratic Education," in which she discusses how authentic assessment in the context of the new…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy
Darling-Hammond, Linda – 1997
This report gauges progress toward achieving high quality teaching in every classroom, using data about teaching conditions that are new since publication of an earlier report by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. Section 1, "Doing What Matters Most: Investing in Quality Teaching," describes the Commission's original…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Quality
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg – 1999
This paper discusses how policymakers can support teaching to high standards. It explains that teacher education significantly influences teacher effectiveness. The United States offers fewer supports for teacher learning than do other industrialized countries, and many U.S. teachers are inadequately prepared for the classroom. The United States…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg – 1998
Recent emphasis on raising standards has attracted Americans' attention to factors that improve student learning. An examination of the relationship between teacher knowledge and student performance is offered in this report. The text summarizes what research suggests about various kinds of teacher education, the professional development teachers…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Wise, Arthur E. – 1981
Policies directed at improving the educational system are often based upon a rationalistic view of the processes of teaching and schooling. The courts and other branches of government are devoting more attention to regulating schooling. As the rights of students have been articulated through litigation and legislation, the duties of schools have…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Theories
Darling-Hammond, Linda; And Others – 1994
This document contains two articles that develop an argument for how schools must change to meet the demands of democracy; they also present a focused agenda for action. In the first article, "Reframing the School Reform Agenda: Developing Capacity for School Transformation," Linda Darling-Hammond describes how two different paradigms of teaching…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Educational History
Darling-Hammond, Linda – 1992
Economic and demographic changes in the United States signal a new mission for education--one in which the schools are responsible for ensuring that all students learn. This paper argues that this changed mission requires a new paradigm for school reform policy, one that shifts from designing controls intended to direct the system to developing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Theories
Darling-Hammond, Linda – 1995
The extent of structural inequalities of students from racial and ethnic minorities in access to knowledge and resources is explored, and some of the sources of these inequalities are discussed. Some of the consequences of these inequalities for the nature and quality of education in the United States are considered. The isolation engendered by…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Information, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Darling-Hammond, Linda; And Others – 1992
This compilation brings together three previously published papers on the role of professional development in school restructuring. The three papers articulate a new paradigm for professional development in teaching which sees opportunities for teacher development residing in collegial work settings, team teaching environments, school improvement…
Descriptors: Accountability, Beginning Teacher Induction, College School Cooperation, Educational Change
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Ascher, Carol – 1991
Accountability has always been a basic concept in public education, although ideas about how to accomplish it have changed over the years. Problems in urban schools have given rise to the hope that carefully created systems of accountability might spur school improvement and school restructuring. Devising a system of genuine accountability in a…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators
Darling-Hammond, Linda; And Others – 1990
This report presents proposed standards for teaching internship programs. The internship standards are intended to be embedded in a state's teacher licensing system. The year-long (paid) internship is simultaneously the last year of formal teacher preparation, the first year of (supervised) teaching, and one requirement for the unrestricted…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
Darling-Hammond, Linda; And Others – 1989
The supply of traditional school of education graduates must be augmented to meet the demand for science and mathematics teachers. This report examines recent programmatic responses to breaking down institutional barriers. In most instances examined, special programs were designed to prepare mathematics and science teachers, and each program was…
Descriptors: Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Teachers
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Berry, Barnett – 1988
This report is an attempt to classify and interpret the new pieces of state legislation influencing the teaching occupation: how teachers are trained, licensed, inducted, and compensated. The historical basis of recent teacher reforms and the concepts of teaching that these new policies embody are analyzed. Examined are trends in state teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, State Legislation, Teacher Certification
Wise, Arthur E.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – 1983
This paper focuses on ways in which one state policy for improving education--standard-setting through testing mechanisms--affects the classroom teacher-learner relationship. That uniform policy-making is problematic is clear from observations of 43 Mid-Atlantic school district teachers. Responding to three types of standards, 45 percent found…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Improvement
Wise, Arthur E.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – 1984
The papers in this collection report on various aspects of a project which studied the effects of educational policies upon classroom teaching. The background of the project is a set of intensive interviews of 43 randomly-selected teachers in 3 diverse school districts. In "Teaching Standards or Standardized Teaching," the point is made that…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Bureaucracy, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design
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