Career-Long Teacher Development: Policies That Make Sense
Based on a presentation by Linda Darling-Hammond, this brief underscores the direct relationship of teacher knowledge and skill to student achievement.
Arguing that no efforts or resources are better spent than on ensuring high quality teaching, it calls for a standards-based teacher development system that encompasses the full span of a teaching career—from recruitment and preparation, through certification and induction, and on through a teacher’s worklife.
Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University, is Executive Director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future.
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