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Improving teacher quality : the U.S. teaching force in global context

Author: Motoko Akiba; Gerald K LeTendre
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2009.
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Details the philosophy, rationale, and implementation of choice-based art education in elementary and middle schools. This book addresses theory, instruction, assessment, and advocacy. It includes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Akiba, Motoko.
Improving teacher quality.
New York : Teachers College Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)657310405
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Motoko Akiba; Gerald K LeTendre
ISBN: 9780807749883 0807749885
OCLC Number: 314113071
Description: vii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A global policy perspective --
Why America needs a global perspective on teacher quality --
Goals and organization of the book --
Chapter 1 : Seeking the "silver bullet" : international educational competition and teacher quality --
The global movement to improve teacher credentials and quality --
Teacher quality around the world --
Developing a coherent policy for improving teacher quality research methods --
Chapter 2 : Policy contexts in the United States, Australia, and Japan --
Comparison of national contexts in the United States, Australia, and Japan --
Policy context : standardization and accountability --
Teacher policy in the United States, Australia, and Japan --
Teachers' role : a vision of high-quality teachers --
Summary --
Chapter 3 : Teacher quality and workforce planning and management --
Does teacher qualification lead to improved student achievement? Comparing teacher quality in the United States and abroad --
The teacher quality gap between high- and low-poverty schools --
The importance of workforce planning and management --
Teacher recruitment in Australia --
Teacher hiring and distribution in Australia and Japan --
Summary --
Recommendations --
Chapter 4 : Teachers' working conditions --
Workload and assignment --
Compensation and benefits --
Summary --
Recommendations --
Chapter 5 : Teacher induction and professional development --
Approaches to professional learning in the United States, Australia, and Japan --
Teacher induction and mentoring --
Professional development --
Teacher collaboration --
Summary --
Recommendations --
Chapter 6 : Developing a coherent policy for improving teacher quality --
United States, Australia, and Japan compared --
Policy coherence in the United States, Australia, and Japan --
Road map for improving U.S. teacher policy --
How should NCLB be improved? --
Developing a coherent teacher policy.
Responsibility: Motoko Akiba and Gerald LeTendre.
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