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This publication explains promising practices in improving teacher quality. Chapter 1, Achieving Excellence in the Teaching Profession, discusses educational, economic, and social change; teacher recruitment and development challenges; and opportunities for renewing the teaching profession. Chapter 2, Recruiting Talented and Diverse People into the Teaching Profession, discusses minority teacher shortages; hiring standards; programs at Norfolk State University, Colorado State University, and South Carolina Center for Teacher Recruitment; and promising teacher recruitment initiatives. Chapter 3, Improving Teacher Preparation, discusses programs at Alverno College, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Texas at El Paso, describing promising teacher education programs. Chapter 4, Raising Licensing and Certification Standards, discusses Indiana's New Professional Teacher System; Connecticut's Continuum for Quality; the National Board of Standards as a catalyst in North Carolina and Ohio; and promising ways to improve licensing and certification. Chapter 5, Induction of New Teachers, discusses Delaware's Mentoring Program; Ohio's Peer Assistance and Review Program; Nebraska's CADRE Project; and promising induction programs for beginning teachers. Chapter 6, Improving Professional Development Practices, discusses San Francisco's Renewal of Professional Development, Partnerships in southern Maine, Georgia's League of Professional Schools, and promising professional development programs. Chapter 7, Improving Teacher Accountability and Incentives, discusses Rochester, New York's Career in Teaching Program; Minneapolis, Minnesota's Accountability for All; Rhode Island's Recognition of Teachers; and promising teacher accountability programs. (SM)

Descriptors: Accountability, Beginning Teacher Induction, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers, Teaching Skills

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Author: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.


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