Reforming Teacher Training and Recruitment: A Critical Appraisal of the Recommendations of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future

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Title: Reforming Teacher Training and Recruitment: A Critical Appraisal of the Recommendations of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
Author: Ballou, Dale; Podgursky, Michael John
Date: 1999
Publisher: Government Union Review
Citation: D. Ballou and M. Podgursky. 1999. “Reforming Teacher Training and Recruitment: A Critical Appraisal of the Recommendations of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future.” Government Union Review. Vol. 17. No. 4. pp. 1-53.
Abstract: The author discusses the prolonged debate about education quality in the United States. Too many teachers had poor academic records and received low scores on tests of cognitive ability. Teacher education programs were graduating large numbers of marginal students who did not know enough about the subjects they were teaching. On college board exams, education students were below nearly all other majors, and had been declining through the 1970's (Weaver, 1983). According to the NCEE, the profession needed to attract more academically accomplished individuals, a conclusion reached by several other task forces and commissions. Now, the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future sees the problem as primarily one of training: teachers are not properly prepared to enter the classroom.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8371

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