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Seven Legitimate Apprehensions about Evaluating Teacher Education Programs and Seven “Beyond Excuses” Imperatives

by Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Joshua Barnett & Tirupalavanam G. Ganesh
In this article, teacher education researchers examine growing concerns about teacher education programs in America, as well as growing concerns about how to evaluate the programs and hold them internally and externally accountable for the quality of the teachers they graduate. Researchers describe a multi-university, statewide initiative that approached this work, and what one college, representing one of the largest teacher education colleges in the nation, did to advance these examinations locally.
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The Influence of Developmentally Appropriate Practice on Children’s Cognitive Development: A Qualitative Metasynthesis

by Christopher P. Brown & Yi-Chin Lan
This article presents findings from a qualitative metasynthesis that studied whether teachers and/or administrators were engaging in appropriate practices, and if so, how might such practices influence children’s cognitive development.
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Book Reviews
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Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

by Crystal T. Laura
reviewed by Ericka Fisher


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The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II

by Roger L. Geiger
reviewed by Adam Laats


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Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self

by Laura Martocci
reviewed by Joseph R Jones


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Race Frameworks: A Multidimensional Theory of Racism and Education

by Zeus Leonardo
reviewed by Rosemary Henze


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A New Republic of Letters: Memory and Scholarship in the Age of Digital Reproduction

by by Jerome McGann (Author)
reviewed by Joshua G. Iddings



Education researcher Dan Berebitsky discusses his co-authored article, An Examination of Teachers’ Perceptions of Principal Support for Change and Teachers’ Collaboration and Communication Around Literacy Instruction in Reading First Schools. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy: In an Astonishingly Compassionate Decision, a Bankruptcy Judge Discharged the Student Loans of an Alabama School Teacher Who Acted as Her Own Attorney

by Richard Fossey & Robert C. Cloud
Bankruptcy judges are increasingly willing to rely on compassion and common sense when they decide cases involving honest but unfortunate student-loan debtors who took on mountains of student-loan debt hoping to improve their lives but did not find jobs that paid well enough for them to reasonably make their loan payments.
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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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