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February 1998 | Volume 55 | Number 5

Strengthening the Teaching Profession

Feature Articles

Teacher Learning That Supports Student Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond

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?

America's Teachers: Much to Celebrate

Anne Meek

A look at these statistics shows who teachers are and what they care about most.

NEA's Role: Cultivating Teacher Professionalism

Bob Chase

Reinvention of teacher education is high on the agenda.

AFT's Role: Bringing Vitality to Teaching

Sandra Feldman

An increase of teacher effectiveness is central to the vision.

“New and Improved” Teacher Unionism: But Will It Wash?

Charles Kerchner, Julia Koppich and Joseph Weeres

The authors review the efforts of unions past and wonder whether current quests will make a difference.

Building Teacher Portfolios

Linda Van Wagenen and K. Michael Hibbard

Lessons gleaned from using portfolios as tools for professional development, as well as for evaluation.

Improving Performance with 360–Degree Feedback

Richard Santeusanio

A superintendent requests that his various constituents—from parents to students, teachers to staff assistants—rate his work.

Easing the Way for New Teachers

Joan Montgomery Halford

What schools are doing to stem the exodus of new teachers from the profession.

Teachers Helping Teachers

Patricia Stedman and Sandra A. Stroot

A mentoring program helps experienced teachers to guide new ones through their crucial first year.

Coping with Class Size Reduction in California

Steve Turley and Karen Nakai

Teacher training institutions ponder the implications of emergency permits granted to teachers with little field experience.

Professional Development Schools—The Proof Is in Performance

Gloria A. Neubert and James B. Binko

Researchers find PDSs improve the performance of teacher candidates in at least three ways.

“A Day in the Life” at a Professional Development School

Corinne Mantle-Bromley

“Getting better together” is how one participant describes the partnership of high school staff, university faculty, and teacher candidates.

When a Preservice Teacher Meets the Classroom Team

Alison Black and Linda Davern

What does a student teacher do when adults on the teaching team practice unfamiliar—and perhaps unwise—strategies?

Readying Teachers for Real Classrooms

Robin Haskell McBee

How urban PDSs can bridge cultural chasms and sensitize new teachers.

In Ontario / Preparing Teachers to Be Leaders

Stephen Anderson, Carol Rolheiser and Kim Gordon

A program that involves teacher interns in on-site school improvement projects.

In Thailand / Connecting Technology and Learning

Ginny Woolley

The International School of Bangkok discovered what kind of technology staff development worked best.

In Ecuador / Developing Child-Centered Learning

Angela Katiuska Salmon and Roberta Truax

A study group's work spurred dramatic increase in student motivation.

Building Learning into the Teaching Job

Judith Rényi

A research study examines the characteristics of a quality professional development program.

Secrets of Staff Development Support

Sandee Crowther

From site-based decision making to study groups—how district staff development can increase student achievement.

Practicing What We Teach

B. Joyce Stallworth

To become a more effective teacher educator, the author began with doing the assignments she gave to her students.

Eleven Ways to Be a Great Teacher

Donald C. Wesley

The rules sound simple, but...