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Improving the Quality of Teaching through National Board Certification Theory and Practice


reviewed by Jo Ann Coleman — 2004

coverTitle: Improving the Quality of Teaching through National Board Certification Theory and Practice
Author(s): Jill Harrison Berg
Publisher: Christopher-Gordon Publishers Inc., Norwood, MA
ISBN: 1929024568, Pages: 169, Year: 2003
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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.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 1029-1031
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11230, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 1:11:01 AM

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  • Jo Coleman
    Armstrong Atlantic State University
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    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.
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