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Bueno, Marisa; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Gonzales, Danielle – Pew Center on the States, 2010
Research indicates that state pre-k programs with higher teacher qualification requirements improve children's school readiness so states get the most out of their investment in early education. This 2010 report, authored by Marisa Bueno, Linda Darling-Hammond and Danielle Gonzales, reviewed research on training for pre-k teachers and concluded…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Bachelors Degrees
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Newton, Xiaoxia A.; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Haertel, Edward; Thomas, Ewart – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2010
Recent policy interest in tying student learning to teacher evaluation has led to growing use of value-added methods for assessing student learning gains linked to individual teachers. VAM analyses rely on complex assumptions about the roles of schools, multiple teachers, student aptitudes and efforts, homes and families in producing measured…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Newton, Xiaoxia; Wei, Ruth Chung – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2010
This paper considers a set of research and assessment strategies used to evaluate programme outcomes in the Stanford Teacher Education Programme (STEP) during a period of programme redesign over 10 years. These strategies include surveys and interviews of students' perceptions of programme elements and their own preparedness, observations of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Performance Based Assessment
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Journal of Teacher Education, 2010
For teacher education, this is perhaps the best of times and the worst of times. It may be the best of times because so much hard work has been done by many teacher educators over the past two decades to develop more successful program models and because voters have just elected a president of the United States who has a strong commitment to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Politics of Education
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Falk, Beverly; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article discusses how documentation practices in education can contribute to the realization of democracy. Grounded in the notion that democracy requires citizens who are able to engage with and benefit from an exchange of multiple perspectives, the authors focus on how documentary practices support teachers to understand and to teach a broad…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Documentation, Teaching Methods
Wei, Ruth Chung; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Adamson, Frank – National Staff Development Council, 2010
This report is the second part of a three-phase research study of teacher professional learning opportunities in the United States. In the first report, "Professional Learning in the Learning Profession: A Status Report on Teacher Development in the United States and Abroad" (Wei, Darling-Hammond, Richardson, Andree, & Orphanos,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Participation
Wei, Ruth Chung; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Adamson, Frank – National Staff Development Council, 2010
A new study that analyzes the status of professional learning in the United States reveals that the nation is making some progress in providing increased support and mentoring for new teachers. But the study also reveals that the United States has moved backward in providing the vast majority of teachers with the kind of ongoing, intensive…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Faculty Development, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Wei, Ruth Chung; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Andree, Alethea; Richardson, Nikole; Orphanos, Stelios – National Staff Development Council, 2009
This report synthesizes what research says works in improving teacher skills and knowledge, what nations that outperform the United States in education are doing, and provides an analysis of newly available data from the federal Schools and Staffing Survey and other sources to indicate where the nation stands in building the capacity of educators…
Descriptors: Standards, Professional Development, Teacher Improvement, Surveys
Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2009
Recent findings from a Mathematica study comparing the performance of teachers prepared via alternative and traditional routes have been interpreted to suggest that policymakers and practitioners should expand the use of fast-entry alternative routes and seek teachers trained through such programs, as they presumably perform as well in the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Traditional Schools, Educational Opportunities, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Wei, Ruth Chung; Andree, Alethea; Richardson, Nikole; Orphanos, Stelios – Journal of Staff Development, 2009
This article highlights several key findings from the research project sponsored by the National Staff Development Council. Data and findings drawn from this study will be used to establish benchmarks for assessing progress in professional development over time. Taken as a whole, this work will provide the most comprehensive picture and…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Benchmarking, Educational Principles, Program Effectiveness
Darling-Hammond, Linda – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
The vision Megan Hopkins offers for the future design of Teach for America (TFA) combines the appeal of TFA--a pathway into teaching for able college graduates who are willing to work in high need schools--with recognition that to serve their students well, such schools must have highly skilled teachers who are able to address a wide range of…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness, College Graduates, Educational Quality
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
From the unique perspective gained heading Obama's education policy transition team, Darling-Hammond describes President Obama's commitment to making the education of every child a collective responsibility and reviews the major tenets of the new administration's plans for education. She reflects on the importance of suggested policy changes,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Presidents, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement
Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2012
Virtually everyone agrees that teacher evaluation in the United States needs an overhaul. Existing systems rarely help teachers improve or clearly distinguish those who are succeeding from those who are struggling. The tools that are used do not always represent the important features of good teaching. Criteria and methods for evaluating teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development
Barron, Brigid; Darling-Hammond, Linda – George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2008
The George Lucas Educational Foundation began in 1991 with an ambitious mission: to demonstrate how innovative learning environments in classrooms, supported by powerful new technologies, could revolutionize learning. As an organization founded by George Lucas, its members believed that the same benefits of technology that were transforming…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Sato, Mistilina; Wei, Ruth Chung; Darling-Hammond, Linda – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This study examines how mathematics and science teachers' classroom assessment practices were affected by the National Board Certification process. Using a 3-year, longitudinal, comparison group design, evidence of changes in teachers' classroom practice were measured on six dimensions of formative assessment. The National Board candidates began…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Certification, Science Teachers
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