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Cultivating High-Quality Teaching Through Induction and Mentoring


reviewed by Naida C. Tushnet — 2005

coverTitle: Cultivating High-Quality Teaching Through Induction and Mentoring
Author(s): Carol A. Bartell
Publisher: Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 0761938583, Pages: 188, Year: 2005
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Questions related to teacher recruitment, performance, and retention are critical to our current emphasis on school accountability. Without well-prepared teachers who remain in the profession, schools will have difficulty in meeting the demands of the current environment of accountability. Not only does No Child Left Behind contain language related to teacher credentialing, but it also requires teachers to deliver high-quality, demanding instruction. As many have pointed out (Berliner, 1986; Feiman-Nemser, 2001; Grossman & Thompson, 2004), even fully credentialed teachers enter the classroom still in a learning mode. If they do not master their work, they either leave the profession or fail to serve their students well. Consequently, support in the induction years (up to 5 years from entry into the profession) offers promise for improving schools. Carol Bartell brings to Cultivating High-Quality Teaching through Induction and Mentoring experiences covering key arenas for new teacher support. She has been on the staff... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 11, 2005, p. 2529-2532
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11810, Date Accessed: 12/10/2017 10:46:07 PM

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  • Naida Tushnet
    WestEd
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    NAIDA C. TUSHNET is program director for Evaluation Research at WestEd. She is currently directing an evaluation, Longitudinal Assessment of Comprehensive School Reform Implementation and Outcomes, for the US Department of Education as well as serving as Principal Investigator on an evaluation of All Kinds of Minds/Schools Attuned and a variety of arts-related evaluations. Earlier, she directed the independent evaluation of California’s Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment program. Her interests have focused on programs designed to reform education, particularly in schools serving underserved students.
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