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What Counts as a Good Job in Teaching?: Becoming a Teacher as We Race to the Top (Hardback)
  • What Counts as a Good Job in Teaching?: Becoming a Teacher as We Race to the Top (Hardback)

What Counts as a Good Job in Teaching?: Becoming a Teacher as We Race to the Top (Hardback)

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Hardback 180 Pages / Published: 18/06/2015
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Teacher evaluation in the U.S. is in flux as states increase and intensify their attention to it to qualify for Race to the Top Funds, and as accountability for teacher quality becomes more focused. This book describes a successful approach to preservice teacher education that is designed to help prospective teachers develop the habits of mind for teaching for deeper understanding even as their lived experiences as novice teachers conspire to encourage them to study for the test of the next day's evaluation rubric.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442234697
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 233 x 159 x 18 mm

Rising above the current discord and relentless cacophony associated with teacher evaluation nationwide, the authors of this text detail the elementary education teacher preparation program at one Tennessee university. Faculty at this university have orchestrated a program aligned with the state teacher evaluation system highlighting the significance of deep understanding, significant documentation, and insightful articulation. This text features the voices of teacher educators, teacher candidates, and classroom teachers contributing to the harmonious composition supporting the sustainability of professionals throughout their life-long careers. -- Nancy P. Gallavan, PhD, University of Central Arkansas, Professor of Teacher Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, 2013-2014 President, Association of Teacher Educations (ATE)
If you are interested in the preparation of effective elementary school teachers then this new volume by Gilrane and Reardon should be on your reading list. They offer an interesting and entertaining account of teacher education enhanced by a wide range of reflections by the University of Tennessee teacher education candidates. Practical while scholarly, this book documents the complexity of teacher education as well as the joy creating effective teachers. -- Richard A. Allington, professor of education, University of Tennessee
What Counts is an important book for teacher educators. As the field struggles with how to evaluate teachers and teacher candidates, this book focuses on preparing teachers for any evaluation system. It is about preparing teachers to plan and teach for deep understanding, and there is nothing more important than that. -- Ellen McIntyre, dean and professor, College of Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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