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Bireda, Saba; Chait, Robin – Center for American Progress, 2011
The lack of diversity in the teaching force is troubling for several reasons. Fewer minority teachers may indicate that few minorities are interested in pursuing a career in teaching. The low number of minority teachers also may indicate that there are fewer minority candidates with the skills and qualifications to enter the field. The inability…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Shortage
Gilles, Carol; Wilson, Jennifer; Elias, Martille – School-University Partnerships, 2009
We investigated how and to what extent a school-university partnership might influence the teachers and the teaching in one school, Parkland. We interviewed 23 novice and veteran teachers, the principals, and the university liaison. The data suggest that the university structures (i.e., the practicum, the student teaching internship, the Senior…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Classroom Research, College School Cooperation, Fellowships
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Takata, Jennifer Welsh – Journal of Staff Development, 2008
Boston Public Schools, winner of the 2006 Broad Prize for Urban Education, creates innovative programs to develop school leaders based on the idea that "school leadership is the single most important factor in schools' success." Teachers play an invaluable role in determining the quality of classroom instruction, but a principal is, in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Fellowships, Instructional Leadership, Urban Education