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Rowland, Julie – Education Commission of the States, 2015
Ensuring that students are reading proficiently by third grade is a key component of keeping students on track to graduate high school and pursue college and careers. Because of the magnitude of this academic milestone, states typically pursue policies that promote early identification and intervention for struggling readers. However, teachers are…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Teacher Certification, Reading Instruction, Teacher Competency Testing
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Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Moser, Kelly – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2012
For initial certification in French, German, and Spanish, teacher candidates in most states are required to pass one of the Praxis II subject matter tests. As of October 2010, a new test was added to the "Praxis Series." This Praxis II: World Language Test represents a significant change from previous versions and relies heavily upon the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Teachers, Teacher Education, Second Languages
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2012
The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation in 2007 requiring that the State Board of Education produce an assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. The law requires that the report include data on the performance of each program's graduates in the following areas: placement and retention rates, Praxis II results, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Praxis, Academic Achievement
Tennessee State Board of Education, 2011
The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation in 2007 requiring that the State Board of Education produce an assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. The law requires that the report includes data on the performance of each program's graduates in the following areas: placement and retention rates, Praxis II results, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Research Reports, State Legislation
Tennessee State Board of Education, 2010
Tennessee Code Annotated 49-5-108 requires the state to develop a report card or assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. This report includes data on the performance of each institution's graduates in the following areas required by state statute: placement and retention rates, Praxis results, and teacher effect data based on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, College Outcomes Assessment
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Marshall, Cora – Teaching Artist Journal, 2010
Studio-based research is rich with possibilities for contributing to the body of knowledge concerning creative processes, primarily because it has at its core the "making" disciplines. Nonetheless, for those who teach graduate research courses, this relative new mode of research can be challenging. In this article, the author discusses…
Descriptors: Research Design, Visual Arts, Action Research, Hermeneutics
McKay, Cassandra L. – Educational Foundations, 2010
Critical pedagogy is an instructional approach to teaching that employs a theoretical framework by which social injustices are critiqued. This type of pedagogy encourages the learner to critique obstructions to the learner's full participation in society, and encourages critical collective action, through the engagement of the learner's…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Education Courses, Community Education, Adult Basic Education
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Youssef, Lamiaa – College Teaching, 2010
In a world literature course, an instructor faces the challenge of engaging the students in classical texts that are historically, geographically, and linguistically "alien" to them. Through a three-step instructional model that includes approximation, thematic relevance, and application, the instructor tries to help students identify,…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), College Instruction, World Literature, Course Content
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2009
Connecticut's Alternate Route to Certification Program--ARC, as it is commonly known--prepares talented, well-educated adults to become certified as teachers in Connecticut's public schools. ARC was created in 1986 by the Connecticut state legislature to encourage mid-career adults with strong subject area backgrounds to become teachers. Today ARC…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Certification, Alternative Teacher Certification, Program Costs
Tennessee State Board of Education, 2009
Tennessee Code Annotated 49-5-108 specifies that the State Board of Education "with the assistance of the department of education and the Tennessee higher education commission, shall develop a report card or assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs." The State Board is directed to "annually evaluate performance…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Teacher Education Programs
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Langellier, Kristin M. – Journal of Applied Communication Research, 2009
In this article, the author weaves narrative medicine and performance together to consider what might it mean to call narrative medicine a performance. To name narrative medicine as performance is to recognize the texts and bodies, the stories and selves, that participate in its practice--patients' and physicians' embodied stories as well as the…
Descriptors: Physician Patient Relationship, Intimacy, Human Body, Tactual Perception
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Durfee, Alesha; Rosenberg, Karen – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2009
In the authors' experience, most instructors have dealt with a student "crisis" in some form. When a paper is late, an assignment incomplete, an exam missed, or a lecture skipped, students seeking special accommodations from instructors frequently share (often unsolicited) intimate details about their personal lives. College instructors…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Teacher Responsibility
Hones, Donald F.; Aguilar, Nancy; Thao, Stacie – Multicultural Education, 2009
This article provides portraits of two women on professional journeys to become bilingual teachers. Stacie Thao was born in Thailand. Nancy Aguilar was born in California, and spent some of her childhood in Mexico. Stacie's first language is Hmong, while Nancy's is Spanish. Each learned English in school, and each helped their immigrant parents…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Bilingual Teachers, Immigrants
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Kim, Byoung-Joo – Research in Drama Education, 2009
The article chronicles and discusses "A Big Blue Whale's Dream," one of the first major theatre-in-education (TIE) projects commissioned by local and governmental cultural foundations in South Korea. Designed specifically for the non-disabled fifth and sixth graders of Inclusive Classes to enhance their awareness and perception towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Individual Development, Inclusive Schools
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