Improving the Quality of Teaching through National Board Certification Theory and Practicereviewed by Jo Ann Coleman — 2004
Jill Harrison Berg's text, Improving the Quality of Teaching
through National Board Certification Theory and Practice, is,
undoubtedly, a "must-have" for anyone interested in how to have
both improved teaching and improved teachers. In the
"Acknowledgements" section, Ms. Berg's private and professional
mission is encapsulated in the few simple, yet profound, words: she
hopes to be trained in the "knowledge, skills, and dispositions to
be of service to humanity" (p. xv). This book is a vital part
of her legacy–for it can change lives and attitudes–if,
and only if, the reader is willing to read with his head and his
heart and to do more than offer "lip service" to the practical
ideas set forth in this book.
In short, Berg's text is a roadmap for empowering
teachers. Teacher educators, administrators, curriculum
developers, and the like should be familiar with this "roadmap,"
the how-to's and the "whys" of National Board Certification.
By directing teachers in what constitutes quality teaching, this
process of becoming empowered leads to better... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
Improving the Quality of Teaching through National Board Certification Theory and PracticeAuthor(s):
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- Jo Coleman
Armstrong Atlantic State University
JO ANN COLEMAN is an associate professor of Middle, Secondary, and Adult Education at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia. Her primary interest is in improving teacher education programs. Towards this end, she is co-chairing an Urban Studies committee whose primary mission is to design an Urban Studies course that her institution plans to require of all students seeking Georgia teaching certification.