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Zimpher, Nancy L.; Howey, Kenneth R. – Education, 2013
Considering the importance of education in the life of a 21st-century person, it is remarkable that the training of teachers continues to be as inconsistent, and in many cases, as lackadaisical, as it is. For all the evidence indicating that excellent teachers rank high on the list of factors essential to student success, one would expect that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Schools of Education, Curriculum Study Centers
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Rinaldo, Vincent J.; Denig, Stephen J.; Sheeran, Thomas J.; Cramer-Benjamin, Richard; Vermette, Paul J.; Foote, Chandra J.; Smith, Robert Michael – Education, 2009
Institutions that prepare teachers have a clear need to extend their programs and assessments beyond current initiatives and to provide a greater focus on the intangible qualities of an "effective" teacher. This study deals with how a college of education that is part of a mid-sized north-eastern university developed and implemented a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Test Construction, Questionnaires, Preservice Teachers