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Teacher Quality

reviewed by Janice L. Hall - 2003

coverTitle: Teacher Quality
Author(s): Lance T. Izumi and Williamson M. Evers (Eds.)
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford
ISBN: 0817929320, Pages: 84, Year: 2002
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My time is so precious that I won’t finish a book unless I’m learning a lot from it and it is written well enough to keep me interested in continuing.  I not only finished this book but will also refer to it many times in the future.  If you deal with teacher quality issues, I believe you will want a copy of this one.   The forward of the book states that teacher quality has the greatest impact on improving the performance of students.  For this reason, the Hoover Institution and the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI) convened a conference in May 2000 on teacher quality to address critical issues in teacher education.  They gathered together the nation’s leading experts to present formal papers on various aspects of teacher quality.  The book includes a preface by William J. Bennett and essays on teacher quality, equity in educational opportunity, accountability systems, teacher training and pedagogical issues, and teaching methods.              “Teacher Quality” by Eric A. Hanushek... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1377-1379
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11130, Date Accessed: 9/24/2020 6:22:07 PM

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  • Janice Hall
    Utah State University
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    JANICE HALL is the Director of Field Experiences in the department of Secondary Education at Utah State University. Her research interests include mentoring, supervision, and diversity issues. She is currently working on a project to create a mentor training program with the Utah School District.
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