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Books in Translation
February 1998 | Volume 55 | Number 5
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Without competent teachers, innovations falter and reforms wither. What is the profession doing—and what does it need to do—to ensure that teachers succeed?
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A look at these statistics shows who teachers are and what they care about most.
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Reinvention of teacher education is high on the agenda.
An increase of teacher effectiveness is central to the vision.
Charles Kerchner, Julia Koppich and Joseph Weeres
The authors review the efforts of unions past and wonder whether current quests will make a difference.
Linda Van Wagenen and K. Michael Hibbard
Lessons gleaned from using portfolios as tools for professional development, as well as for evaluation.
A superintendent requests that his various constituents—from parents to students, teachers to staff assistants—rate his work.
Joan Montgomery Halford
What schools are doing to stem the exodus of new teachers from the profession.
Patricia Stedman and Sandra A. Stroot
A mentoring program helps experienced teachers to guide new ones through their crucial first year.
Steve Turley and Karen Nakai
Teacher training institutions ponder the implications of emergency permits granted to teachers with little field experience.
Gloria A. Neubert and James B. Binko
Researchers find PDSs improve the performance of teacher candidates in at least three ways.
“Getting better together” is how one participant describes the partnership of high school staff, university faculty, and teacher candidates.
Alison Black and Linda Davern
What does a student teacher do when adults on the teaching team practice unfamiliar—and perhaps unwise—strategies?
Robin Haskell McBee
How urban PDSs can bridge cultural chasms and sensitize new teachers.
Stephen Anderson, Carol Rolheiser and Kim Gordon
A program that involves teacher interns in on-site school improvement projects.
The International School of Bangkok discovered what kind of technology staff development worked best.
Angela Katiuska Salmon and Roberta Truax
A study group's work spurred dramatic increase in student motivation.
A research study examines the characteristics of a quality professional development program.
From site-based decision making to study groups—how district staff development can increase student achievement.
B. Joyce Stallworth
To become a more effective teacher educator, the author began with doing the assignments she gave to her students.
Donald C. Wesley
The rules sound simple, but...
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Andrew S. Latham
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