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Reforming Again: Now Teachers

by Ronald W. Marx
This article discusses the papers in the special issue of Teachers College Record addressing broad themes of reliability and validity that raise cautions regarding the usefulness of recent approaches to high-stakes evaluation of educators. Implications are drawn for the long-term health of the teacher labor market.
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Caught in a Vise: The Challenges Facing Teacher Preparation in an Era of Accountability

by Rick Ginsberg & Neal Kingston
This study examines accountability in teacher education in an era of testing. It compares how multiple professions evaluate program outcomes and identifies concerns with overemphasis on value-added models as the basis for assessing the impact of teacher preparation program graduates. Suggestions are offered for possible alternative paths.
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Book Reviews
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Timeless Teachers and Ethical Visions

by K. K. Kuriakose
reviewed by Jill Jensen & David Coulter


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Curriculum and the Aesthetic Life: Hermeneutics, Body, Democracy, and Ethics in Curriculum Theory and Practice

by Donald S. Blumenfeld-Jones
reviewed by Jessica A. Heybach


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Higher Education Systems 3.0: Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance

by Jason E. Lane & D. Bruce Johnstone (Eds.)
reviewed by Renata Opoczynski & Brendan Cantwell


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Children's Rights and Education: International Perspectives

by Beth Blue Swadener, Laura Lundy, Janette Habashi, & Natasha Blanchet-Cohen
reviewed by John L. Hoben


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Greening Africana Studies: Linking Environmental Studies with Transforming Black Experiences

by Rubin Patterson
reviewed by Antonio López



Education researcher Sara Levy discusses her article, Heritage, History, and Identity. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.

Commentary

Advances in Technology Pave the Path to Actual Learning: Using Blogging as a Learning Tool

by Toni Ann Brzeski
Do you know what the most common electronic device that college student’s possess? According to Joshua Bolkan, a multimedia editor for Campus Technology and The Journal, “85% of college students own laptops while smartphones come in second at 65%”. If technology is becoming a common practice among our students, what are we doing as professors to incorporate it into our classrooms? How can students use technology to reflect on their work? How can instructors use technology as a supplement in reading and writing courses? How can technology be used to deepen our student’s critical thinking skills? These are questions we should be asking ourselves in a world where technology is paving the way to learning.
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Annual Yearbooks for 2015

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2015.


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