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The Beliefs and Behaviors of Star Teachers

by Martin Haberman - August 05, 2011

The beliefs of star teachers are compared with those of quitter/failures. Twelve of these beliefs are explained, and examples are given of how they are demonstrated in terms of actual teacher practices. The argument is presented that the strength of these belief systems makes teacher selection more important than training.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 05, 2011
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16504, Date Accessed: 9/28/2021 9:57:19 PM

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  • Martin Haberman
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
    MARTIN HABERMAN is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Over the past fifty years Martin Haberman has developed more teacher education programs, which have prepared more teachers for diverse children in poverty than anyone in the history of American Education. The most widely known of his programs was the National Teacher Corps, which was based on his intern program in Milwaukee. His Star Interviews for selecting teachers and principals who will be successful with children in poverty are used in 300 cities throughout the country. His contributions have been recognized as distinguished by ATE, AACTE, AERA, Kappa Delta Pi, Teachers College, Columbia and the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin.
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