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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Teachers College Record, 1987
What constitutes good teaching is discussed in connection with the Holmes Group proposals for differentiated staffing. Professional development schools that support good teaching and good teacher education are recommended. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Differentiated Staffs, Educational Change, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Elementary School Journal, 1986
Explores the role of teacher evaluation and suggests ways professionalism might be achieved through the evaluation process. Recommends that peer review might be an important means of defining and enforcing professional standards in teaching. (DR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
Darling-Hammond, Linda – 1994
This paper offers an overview and analysis of the status of teaching as an occupation and of teacher development in the United States. An opening section describes the development of the industrial-based education model that has been in place for this century and the reform movements that have started in the past two decades. A section on the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
Darling-Hammond, Linda; And Others – 1995
This book examines how five schools in New York City have developed "authentic," performance-based assessments of students' learning, and how this work has interacted with and influenced the teaching and learning experiences students encounter in school. Authentic assessment attempts to take the measure of a child's real work over time…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Ancess, Jacqueline – 1994
Central Park East Secondary School (New York) is a school committed to authentic and learner-centered education. The school has developed an approach to assessing student performance that is active, authentic, and learner-centered. Students in the school's Senior Institute, a division comparable to the traditional grades 11 and 12, prepare 14…
Descriptors: Accountability, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Assessment
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Berry, Barnett – Journal of Negro Education, 1999
Describes policies and programs that can successfully recruit, prepare, retain, and support a diverse, well-qualified teaching force for all communities, discussing the importance of emphasizing: teacher salaries and supports, improved teacher recruitment and training, quality preservice preparation, streamlined selection and proactive…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Educational Researcher, 1998
Reviews research that supports the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future's analysis and recommendations on elementary and secondary school reform. It describes the research and programmatic work needed to test the policy hypothesis offered by the commission's report to move the field of educational reform forward in the areas of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Educational Leadership, 1996
Several initiatives hold great promise to reform teaching: redesigning initial teacher preparation; rethinking professional development; and involving teachers in research, collaborative inquiry, and professional standard-setting. U.S. teachers need to emulate their European and Asian counterparts, who are better paid, prepared, and supported and…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Decision Making, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1995
Sets the context for examining a series of articles that highlight California's work on beginning teacher induction, discussing restructuring to connect teaching and learning, knowledge of student learning, teacher performance expectations, standards of practice, the role of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, implications for…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – American Journal of Education, 1994
Argues that content standards that are aligned with tests are the wrong starting point for systemic school change aimed at improving teaching and learning and that national standards are the wrong vehicle. Policies should attempt to create a system in which community involvement, teacher knowledge, and equalized school capacity are starting points…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Community Responsibility, Community Role
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – NASSP Bulletin, 1993
Students at 1 East Harlem high school bypass Regents exams and Carnegie units, working intensively to prepare portfolios revealing their competence in 14 curricular areas. European assessment strategies differ from traditional U.S. tests by being truly representative of performance in the field, employing well-articulated performance standards,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Comparative Education, Performance, Performance Based Assessment
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1990
An introduction to five case studies of mathematics teachers and ancillary essays on implementation of instructional policy change at the classroom level is provided. The case studies and associated discussions focus on California's new Mathematics Framework, which features changes in textbooks, tests, and commonly held conceptions of subject…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy
Darling-Hammond, Linda – 1979
If the findings of recent research are any guide, the dollars that are now spent on security devices and personnel, and the educational time now lost by involving teachers and administrators in expanding security programs, would be better spent on strategies for making schools more humane places in which learning can take place. We should look for…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2000
Used data from a 50-state survey of policies, case studies, the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress to examine the ways in which teacher qualifications and other school inputs are related to student achievement across states. Findings suggest that policy investments in teacher quality may be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, State Programs
Darling-Hammond, Linda – 1984
An analysis of data on teachers indicates coming changes in recruitment and retention of the American teaching force, in the quality of teachers, and in the attractiveness of teaching as a profession. New recruits to teaching are less academically qualified than those who are leaving, and shortages of qualified teachers in subjects such as…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Futures (of Society)
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