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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Educational Leadership, 2001
Describes disparity in teacher supply (shortages versus surpluses) among states, school districts, and teaching fields. Discusses reasons for these disparities and describes some successful and unsuccessful strategies and policy reforms to recruit more qualified teachers. (Contains 21 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Education
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; LaFors, Jeannette; Snyder, Jon – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2001
Analyzes current teacher education practices in relation to the need for more highly prepared, credentialed teachers for California's schools, discussing: the importance of teaching and teacher education; what matters and works in teacher education; high quality teacher education programs in California; teacher supply and demand; issues facing…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Wilson, Suzanne M.; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Berry, Barnett – American Educator, 2001
Describes Connecticut's ongoing school reform efforts, which began around 1985. The reform process involves creating, supporting, and revising a coherent set of policies for improving teacher learning that are also aligned with standards for students. Planning includes state department staff in collaboration with teachers and principals. The state…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Cooperative Planning, Educational Change
Darling-Hammond, Linda – 2000
This paper examines how urban school districts that have substantially improved student performance emphasize improvement of education guided by rigorous standards for teachers rather than high-stakes testing for students. States and districts that rely on test-based accountability emphasizing sanctions for students and teachers often produce…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Change
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Journal of Negro Education, 2000
Outlines disparities in educational access, proposing reforms for equalizing opportunities to learn and examining social and economic challenges; reducing achievement gaps; inequality and achievement; the influence of funding on achievement (particularly among African American students); what matters in teaching (e.g., access to quality teaching,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Access to Education, Black Students
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Liberal Education, 2000
Discussion of educational reform at the K-12 level focuses on current pressures for high standards, the needs of the diverse student body, and testing as the measure of achievement. Suggests higher education's role is, first, to educate powerful teachers and, second, to collaborate in efforts to redesign educational forms and develop standards of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Role, College School Cooperation, Educational Change
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Journal of Teacher Education, 2000
Despite criticisms of teacher education, recent evidence indicates that teachers with the most preparation are the most confident and successful. Teacher education reforms creating more tightly integrated programs with extended clinical preparation interwoven with coursework on learning and teaching produce more effective, resilient teachers.…
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Darling-Hammond, Linda – 2000
This report explains the growing evidence that investments in teacher knowledge are among the most productive means for increasing student learning. The creation of rigorous professional standards for teachers is one sign of progress in this area. However, new teaching standards will have little import for students, particularly the most…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Macdonald, Maritza B.; Snyder, Jon; Whitford, Betty Lou; Ruscoe, Gordon; Fickel, Letitia – 2000
This book presents case studies of three highly successful teacher education programs. It is part of a three-volume series that includes seven case studies. It documents the goals, strategies, content, and processes of teacher education programs that are exemplars for preparing prospective teachers to engage in skillful, learner-centered practice.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study
Gonzalez, Josue E.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – 2000
Schools and teacher education programs have begun to rethink preservice and inservice professional development to take into account the need for teachers to work effectively with students learning English. New approaches to teacher education are based on the belief that English language learners' access to challenging content can be enhanced…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Faculty Development
Ladson-Billings, Gloria; Darling-Hammond, Linda – 2000
This paper examines the practice of successful urban teachers, exploring the validity of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) urban teacher assessments. Results from a literature review and empirical evidence indicate that successful teaching occurs when…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Culturally Relevant Education
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Snyder, Jon – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000
Examines how many teacher education programs are using authentic assessments of teaching (cases, exhibitions, portfolios, and action research) to support teacher learning for today's diverse schools. Using specific teacher education programs as examples, the article discusses how and why these strategies support teacher learning and more valid…
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Teachers College Record, 2000
Responds to an article that claims the National Commission on Teaching and America's future has misinterpreted research data and findings regarding reform of teacher preparation and licensing. The article responds to each charge, examines how the critique misinterprets research findings, and argues for professional teaching standards as a key…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Dilworth, Mary E.; Bullmaster, Marcy – 1996
This paper focuses on the need for, and the conditions necessary to maintain, a racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse teaching force, stressing the importance of culturally responsive teaching. It begins by describing what can be accomplished through diverse learning communities. Next, it offers a comprehensive look at the demographics…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Faculty), Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Teachers
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Rustique-Forrester, Ellalinda – 1997
State policymakers can have an impact on the quality of the teaching force if they look seriously at three issues. The first issue is setting and enforcing teaching standards: setting standards for teacher education, teacher licensing, and ongoing evaluation and professional development; working toward National Council for the Accreditation of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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