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by Brady Jones — 2018
This article explores the role of personality in teacher retention using a rich set of quantitative and qualitative measures. The author finds that despite stereotypes of American teachers as unambitious, a “special kind of ambition”—self-promotion coupled with a commitment to others—predicts a long-term commitment to the occupation.

by April Salerno & Amanda Kibler — 2018
This study uses the lens of figured worlds (individual, culturally based systems for meaning-making) to understand how English pre-service teachers build relationships with challenging students during four semesters of methods courses and field placements.

by Kristy Stein, Andrew Miness & Tara Kintz — 2018
The authors use cognitive flexibility theory to theoretically and empirically explore the relationship between how high school teachers understand student engagement and their ability to consistently engage students in class. Using three years of data from annual student surveys and teacher focus groups, they find that teachers whom students rated as being more engaging tended to illustrate more cognitive flexibility in how they spoke and thought about engagement.

by Holland Banse, Timothy Curby, Natalia Palacios & Sara Rimm-Kaufman — 2018
This study examines relations between fifth-grade teachers’ use of general teaching practices, such as emotional support, and mathematics-specific practices, such facilitating mathematical discourse, over the course of a school year.

by Susan Moore Johnson, Stefanie Reinhorn & Nicole Simon — 2018
This qualitative study focuses on successful high-poverty urban schools that relied on teams as a central mechanism for school improvement.

by Amanda Datnow, Bailey Choi, Vicki Park & Elise St. John — 2018
This article examines how teachers talk about student ability and achievement in the era of data-driven decision making and how their talk is shaped by the context in which they work.

by Yvonne Goddard & Minjung Kim — 2018
This study analyzes a statistically significant positive effect of teacher collaboration on teachers’ reported differentiated instruction use and in turn the influence of differentiated instruction on teachers’ sense of efficacy.

by Juliet Wahleithner — 2018
This study uses five case studies to examine high school English teachers’ instruction of writing while taking into account their preparation for teaching writing, the instructional policies in place, and the learners in their classrooms.

by Judy Randi & Karen Zumwalt — 2017
This article examines the dynamic relationship between teaching and learning in two case studies that explore how teachers develop students’ capacity to adapt to the learning environment and how students’ own self-regulated learning, in turn, contributes to and enables adaptive teaching.

by Gary Natriello & Karen Zumwalt — 2017
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by Gary Natriello — 2017
To provide context this article considers the policy environment that led to the reform of college-based teacher education and the introduction of an alternate route program in New Jersey in the 1980s.

by Karen Zumwalt, Gary Natriello, Judy Randi, Alison Rutter & Richard Sawyer — 2017
Using survey data, this article reviews findings about the recruitment, preparation, placement, and retention of 315 elementary, secondary English, and secondary math teachers prepared to enter New Jersey public schools in fall 1987.

by Karen Zumwalt, Judy Randi, Alison Rutter & Richard Sawyer — 2017
This longitudinal study follows 25 exemplar elementary, secondary English, and secondary math teachers prepared in New Jersey’s alternate route program (AR) or college-based programs (CB) for 11 years.

by Judy Randi & Karen Zumwalt — 2017
Drawing on interviews, this article explores the motivations of the 25 exemplar elementary, secondary English, and secondary math teachers at the time they chose to enter teaching either through New Jersey’s alternate route (AR) program or college-based (CB) programs in the state.

by Judy Randi — 2017
This article describes and compares the preparation experiences of the 25 exemplar elementary, secondary English, and secondary math teachers entering teaching through college-based (CB) programs or the New Jersey Teacher Education Project, one of the nation’s first alternative routes (AR) to certification. The article then follows these teachers into their first experience “on the other side of the desk.”

by Judy Randi — 2017
Using multiple waves of data, this article follows the 25 exemplar elementary, secondary English, and secondary math teachers prepared in New Jersey’s alternate route (AR) program or college-based (CB) programs through their 11th year of teaching.

by Richard Sawyer — 2017
This article examines 24 teachers’ perceptions of their curriculum and curricular choices over their first 11 years of teaching.

by Alison Rutter — 2017
This article explores the individual and institutional professional choices related to the teacher development of the 19 exemplar elementary, secondary English, and secondary math teachers who were still teaching 10-plus years after they entered teaching either through New Jersey’s alternate route (AR) program or college-based (CB) programs in the state.

by Karen Zumwalt, Gary Natriello, Judy Randi, Alison Rutter & Richard Sawyer — 2017
Taking stock, this article explores emerging themes common to the literature on alternate routes and unique contributions of this volume in relation to the recruitment, preparation, placement, and retention of teachers prepared in college-based and alternate route programs.

by Alice Ginsberg, Marybeth Gasman & Andrés Samayoa — 2017
This article explores the contributions of minority serving institutions to the production of teachers of color. The authors lay the groundwork for research in this area and put forth an agenda for future research.

by Yongmei Ni — 2017
This study compares the organizational and professional commitment of teachers in charter schools and traditional public schools and explores how these differences are associated with teacher characteristics, school contextual factors, and working conditions in the two types of schools.

by Katrina Bulkley & Jessica Gottlieb — 2017
In this article, the authors examine how those with influence in educational policy construct the idea of “teachers” and groups associated with teachers through implicit “policy images,” and how those images are reflected in policy prescriptions and policy designs.

by Chris Curran — 2017
This study estimates the impact of the use of Teach for America by a school district on teacher vacancies reported by the district.

by Jessica Thompson, Sara Hagenah, Hosun Kang, David Stroupe, Melissa Braaten, Carolyn Colley & Mark Windschitl — 2016
Maintaining rigorous and equitable classroom discourse is a worthy goal, yet there is no clear consensus of how this actually works in a classroom. This mixed-method study examines differences in discourse within and across classroom episodes (warm-ups, small group conversations, whole group conversation, etc.) that elevate, or fail to elevate, students’ explanatory rigor in equitable ways.

by Laura Desimone, Eric Hochberg & Jennifer McMaken — 2016
Do teacher knowledge and instructional quality grow in the first two years of teaching? Are they related to each other? The authors examine these questions with a sample of 45 middle school math teachers in their first two years of teaching, from 11 districts in four states.

by Francesca López — 2016
This study examines the relationship between teacher-reported culturally responsive beliefs and behaviors and grade 3–5 Latino students’ reading outcomes.

by Irene Yoon — 2016
This article analyzes the way that a teacher community shares stories about students in a racially and socioeconomically diverse elementary school. The narratives that emerge from the teacher community’s discourse reveal these middle-class White women teachers’ intense ambiguity about, and social distance from, their students. Implications for leadership and policy in response to this common occurrence in schools are discussed.

by Thomas Smith, Courtney Preston, Katherine Haynes & Laura Neergaard Booker — 2015
This study examines differences in instructional quality between two higher and two lower value-added high schools, as measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System—Secondary (CLASS-S). Based on data from classroom observations and teacher interviews, it explores (a) differences in levels of instructional quality, (b) differences in the proportions of students taking advanced courses, and (c) differences in the way teachers think and talk about their classroom challenges.

by C. Kevin Fortner, David Kershaw, Kevin Bastian & Heather Lynn — 2015
Using data from North Carolina public schools we examine the characteristics, value-added effectiveness, and retention of individuals who were teaching assistants before becoming teachers-of-record.

by Eleanor Fulbeck & Meredith Richards — 2015
In this study, authors use data from 2006 to 2010 to examine the impact of school-based financial incentives on patterns of teacher mobility, focusing on teachers' strategic moves.

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    The content of IETI includes a range of perspectives, and important contributions on new developments in educational technology.
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    CTP is one of 12 national research centers funded by the Department of Education. It functions as a consortium, drawing together researchers from five universities—Teachers College/Columbia, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington (lead institution). CTP tracks the enactment and effects of policies aimed at the improvement of teaching in various contexts and at multiple levels of the system, identifying ways these policies support, stimulate, impede, or otherwise affect the quality of teaching and learning in U.S. elementary and secondary schools.
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    Reforming teacher evaluation holds promise as a strategy to improve instruction and raise student achievement.
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    Examines the appropriateness and technical quality of teacher licensure tests currently in use, evaluates the merits of using licensure test results to hold states and institutions of higher education accountable for the quality of teacher preparation and licensure, and suggests alternatives for developing and assessing beginning teacher competence.
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    The Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education is an international medium for educators with an interest in the pre-service and continuing education of teachers.
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    The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) unites researchers from five of the nation's leading universities to improve elementary and secondary education through research on policy, finance, school reform, and school governance.
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    The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the psychometric results reported by National Evaluation Systems (NES) in their 1999 Massachusetts Educator Certification Test (MECT) Technical Report, and more specifically, to identify those technical characteristics of the MECT that are inconsistent with the Standards. A second purpose of this article is to call for the establishment of a standing test auditing organization with investigation and sanctioning power.
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    Published by the American Educational Research Association, the EEPA focuses on educational evaluation, educational policy analysis, and the relationship between the two activities.
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    NCREST, established at Teachers College in 1990, supports restructuring efforts by documenting successful initiatives, creating reform networks to share new research findings with practitioners, and linking policy to practice.
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