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Quality and effectiveness in instructional practice: Teachers’ work in non-academic arenas

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We are already several years into a massive global movement to increase teacher quality and improve instructional effectiveness. The academic debates of the 1980s and 1990s around national educational performance have shifted from a focus on institutionalizing a high-quality core curriculum to a focus on providing highly-trained instructors who can deliver high-quality instruction. National educational policy (in the U.S. and other nations) is increasingly affected by transnational comparisons and the reports of multi-lateral agencies and non-governmental organizations. There is a rapidly burgeoning literature examining teacher quality and linking this to teacher education, instructional practice and teacher education policies. However, little attention is paid to basic differences how the teacher’s job is constructed within national contexts. The work that teachers perform is affected not only by national cultures, but is critically affected by teacher working conditions, age of students, and the schools’ position within nationally-stratified systems of tracking or differentiation. Many innovations in the U.S. (charter schools, home schooling legislation, or projects like the Lighted Schoolhouse), seek to reorganize teachers’ work, and increase teacher-parent interaction, but without a clear vision of how teachers can effect student development in socio-emotional terms, in civic engagement or in terms of world citizenship. In this paper, we review a range of studies related to teacher quality and teacher effectiveness, and provide a summary of the kinds of data and variables needed to expand conceptions of teacher “quality” and “effectiveness” to these critical areas.
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Name: 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society
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LeTendre, Gerald. and Osif, Mary. "Quality and effectiveness in instructional practice: Teachers’ work in non-academic arenas" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 01, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492373_index.html>

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LeTendre, G. and Osif, M. , 2011-05-01 "Quality and effectiveness in instructional practice: Teachers’ work in non-academic arenas" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492373_index.html

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Abstract: We are already several years into a massive global movement to increase teacher quality and improve instructional effectiveness. The academic debates of the 1980s and 1990s around national educational performance have shifted from a focus on institutionalizing a high-quality core curriculum to a focus on providing highly-trained instructors who can deliver high-quality instruction. National educational policy (in the U.S. and other nations) is increasingly affected by transnational comparisons and the reports of multi-lateral agencies and non-governmental organizations. There is a rapidly burgeoning literature examining teacher quality and linking this to teacher education, instructional practice and teacher education policies. However, little attention is paid to basic differences how the teacher’s job is constructed within national contexts. The work that teachers perform is affected not only by national cultures, but is critically affected by teacher working conditions, age of students, and the schools’ position within nationally-stratified systems of tracking or differentiation. Many innovations in the U.S. (charter schools, home schooling legislation, or projects like the Lighted Schoolhouse), seek to reorganize teachers’ work, and increase teacher-parent interaction, but without a clear vision of how teachers can effect student development in socio-emotional terms, in civic engagement or in terms of world citizenship. In this paper, we review a range of studies related to teacher quality and teacher effectiveness, and provide a summary of the kinds of data and variables needed to expand conceptions of teacher “quality” and “effectiveness” to these critical areas.


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