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Brookings Papers on Education Policy: 2004

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Brookings Papers on Education Policy: 2004

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Why does the United States not have the teachers it needs? The media typically focus on a looming teacher shortage, but this volume of the Brookings Papers on Education Policy goes beyond the question of quantity to examine why American schools must scramble to find enough well-prepared and effective teachers. There are perennial teacher shortages in certain fields, especially mathematics and the sciences. Many teachers are assigned to subjects in which they have neither a major nor a minor. Which is more important in training teachers: pedagogical knowledge or content knowledge? Furthermore, a disproportionate number of teachers who are uncertified and inexperienced are assigned to urban and poor schools. Is there anything states and districts can do to change this bleak picture? These and many other issues related to teacher education, teacher preparation, teacher assignment, and teacher compensation are explored here. The controversies studied have been raging in policy circles for many years. While the contributors do not issue any ringing policy manifestos their clear and cool analysis sheds enough light on these dilemmas to help guide the way to better approaches to teacher training, compensation, and retention.

Author Biography

Diane Ravitch , former Assistant Secretary of Educational Research and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, is the author of numerous books, including The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn (Knopf, 2003), Left Back: A Century of Battles over School Reform (Simon & Schuster, 2001), and National Standards in American Education: A Citizen's Guide (Brookings, 1995).
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2004
Contributor
Edited by Diane Ravitch
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Brookings Institution
Pages
360
Dimensions
152x229x21
ISBN-13
9780815773696
Product ID
1823930

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