Teacher education

Report Critical of Math Teachers' Preparation

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At a time when many are bemoaning the lack of preparation of Americans in science and mathematics, a new study places at least some of the blame on math teachers left unequipped by college and university teacher education programs.

Instituting a New Program, While Holding Their Noses

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College financial aid administrators prepare to help students understand a complicated new federal grant for teachers in training, of which many were critical.

The Pool of Potential (Second-Career) Teachers

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New reports identify lots of interest in the field -- alongside concerns about money matters -- and a need to customize certification programs for adult students.

New Push on Producing Science and Math Teachers

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Almost 80 public universities commit to working within their states to boost the number of K-12 educators in critical subject areas.

New Model for Education Research

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Carnegie Foundation's new president proposes a reform of teacher education programs.

The Teaching Science Professor

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New research suggests that faculty members focused on pedagogy as well as their disciplines may improve student learning.

Raising the Bar on Teacher Ed

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Teacher education accreditor revises standards, and also says institutions must move beyond merely "acceptable" levels.

'Knowledge in the Blood'

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For a long time, Jonathan Jansen lived between two worlds. As the first black dean of education at South Africa's highly conservative and marginally integrated University of Pretoria, the scholar writes that he gravitated between two different cultures, embracing and disengaging from his black identity and white colleagues. Charged with the task of helping the university to integrate, Jansen worked with both students and faculty to overcome their fears and racist tendencies.

Evaluating Teacher Ed

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Many new teachers feel prepared for their jobs and intend to stick around, but still seek training in areas such as teaching non-native English speakers, new study says.

An Experiment Takes Off

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U. of Southern California's online master's in teaching, designed to "scale up" the production of instructors, enrolls 450 students in first 6 months -- more than four times the number in its on-campus program.


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