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What Keeps Teachers In and What Drives Them Out: How Urban Public, Urban Catholic, and Jewish Day Schools Affect Beginning Teachers’ Careers

by Eran Tamir
This comparative, longitudinal study of 30 beginning teachers from three mission-driven, teacher education programs explores career commitments among beginning teachers and how school environments shape them. The study confirms the importance of administration support and professional community even for elite college graduates who are highly motivated to teach and make a difference in the lives of children.
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Linking Student Achievement Growth to Professional Development Participation and Changes in Instruction: A Longitudinal Study of Elementary Students and Teachers in Title I Schools

by Laura Desimone, Thomas M. Smith & Kristie J.R. Phillips
This is a three-year longitudinal study that links teacher participation in content-focused professional development in mathematics to the use of particular types of instruction, and then examines links between those types of instruction and student achievement.
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Curriculum Windows: What Curriculum Theorists of the 1960s Can Teach Us About Schools and Society Today

by Thomas S. Poetter
reviewed by William J. Davis


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Leading Schools in Challenging Circumstances: Strategies for Success

by Philip Smith & Les Bell
reviewed by Sonya Douglass Horsford & Keyona Powell


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Education, Privatisation and Social Justice: case studies from Africa, South Asia and South East Asia

by Ian Macpherson, Susan Robertson, & Geoffrey Walford (Eds.)
reviewed by Rohit Setty


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Deep Knowledge: Learning to Teach Science for Understanding and Equity

by Douglas B. Larkin
reviewed by Malcolm B. Butler & Tonjua B. Freeman


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How to Teach Adults: Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World

by Dan Spalding
reviewed by Welton Kwong



Education researcher Antero Garcia discusses his co-authored TC Record article, “So We Have to Teach Them or What?”: Introducing Preservice Teachers to the Figured Worlds of Urban Youth Through Digital Conversation. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.

Commentary

Hands Behind Your Back

by Samina Hadi-Tabassum
This commentary addresses turn around schools in Chicago.
Editorial

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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