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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
"Teach For America" ("TFA") is a highly selective route to teacher certification that aims to place non-traditionally trained teachers in high-need public schools. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified seven studies of teachers trained through "TFA" that both fall within the scope of the Teacher Training,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Han, Jiye Grace – Public Impact, 2013
Leading Educators works with schools and districts to maximize the leadership development of highly effective teachers. It aims to bolster the talent pipeline by identifying and training strong potential teacher-leaders, and in turn, increasing student achievement and developing teachers on its fellows' teams. The organization's leaders believe…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
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Clark, Melissa; McConnell, Sheena; Constantine, Jill; Chiang, Hanley – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Schools serving low-income students struggle to attract effective teachers, particularly in science and math. In response to these staffing difficulties, states have tried to lower the barriers to becoming a teacher by establishing "alternative routes to certification." These routes enable teachers to begin teaching before completing all…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups
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
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (NJ1), 2010
Created in 2007, the Teaching Fellowship builds on Woodrow Wilson's sixty-five-year commitment to strengthen American education by bringing talented individuals into education careers. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks both to recruit and prepare new teachers with outstanding records of achievement and to transform the college and…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employment Patterns, Teacher Recruitment, Talent
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Coggins, Celine; Zuckerman, Sarah; McKelvey, Lee Anne – Educational Leadership, 2010
Young teacher applicants to the Teach Plus Policy Fellows Program indicate that contrary to the opinions of those who believe they are in teaching only for the short term, they actually want to find a way to continue teaching. Their description of the profession they seek--one that makes a difference, challenges them, engages them as leaders, and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Young Adults, Career Choice, Social Justice
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (NJ1), 2008
In 2007, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation launched a new teaching fellowship designed to recruit and prepare a new generation of top teacher talent for the nation's schools. Aimed at both traditional-age "and" midcareer candidates, the initiative offers $30,000 Fellowships to individuals with strong records of academic…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Employment Patterns, Teacher Recruitment, Talent
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Trautmann, Nancy M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
The traditional presumption in higher education that subject-matter knowledge is sufficient for effective teaching is breaking down. One cause of this change is the growing knowledge about how people learn, a consequence of which is a heightened focus on student-centered teaching practices. Another is the increasing diversity of students seeking…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Rote Learning
Beckner, Gary, Ed. – Association of American Educators, 2008
"Education Matters" is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), an organization dedicated to advancing the American teaching profession through personal growth, professional development, teacher advocacy and protection. This issue of the newsletter includes: (1) Quality Counts: Doesn't It? (Kate Walsh and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Policy, Annual Reports, Class Size