Thursday, November 09, 2006

Producing high quality teachers

In an opinion piece, William Graves - Dean of Old Dominion University's Darden College of Education - supports changes in teacher education programs. Old Dominion offers a warranty for its teachers. Graves points out that Old Dominion already implements many of the suggestions recently put forward in a report by a former Columbia Dean Arthur Levine. One of the most interesting things about the Levine report is that vast differences in quality between education programs. One of the things that I like about this discussion is the focus on what constitutes a quality program. The recommendations address the "how would you know?" question.


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