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Strengthening Teacher Quality in High-Need Schools: Policy and Practice

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Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher(s): Council of Chief State School Officers

Author(s): Linda Darling Hammond; Cynthia D. Prince


Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: teacher readiness; education; education policy ; Mathematics and Science

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Designed for state policymakers, teachers, teacher mentors, professors and deans at teacher preparation programs, this resource focuses on four challenges presented to teachers in high-need settings. It also provides state and district examples for addressing these challenges and offers suggestions on state policies that can remove obstacles and facilitate solutions. The report covers the following topics: (1) Recognizing and Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness;
(2) Strengthening Mathematics and Science Teacher Quality; (3) Innovations to Provide Specialized Knowledge and Skills Needed to Teach Diverse Learners and (4) The Role of Leadership on Teacher Attrition in High-Need Schools.