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Teachers Who Can

How Informed Trustees Can Ensure Teacher Quality
January 1, 2003 by Michael B. Poliakoff Download PDF

This step-by-step guide outlines the principles and criteria for an excellent teacher preparation program, gives examples of real-life programs that work, provides models for boards to adapt to their own situation, and outlines an action plan for trustees. It is the second of two publications by the Trustees for Better Teachers project, a multi-year initiative of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni aimed at improving teacher education in the United States. As stewards of their institutions, trustees are ideally placed to take a critical look at teacher training programs at their schools and press for reforms.


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