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Talented Teachers : The Essential Force for Improving Student Achievement - Lewis C. Solmon

Talented Teachers

The Essential Force for Improving Student Achievement

Paperback Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9781593111168
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book explains to policymakers, parents, business leaders, and teachers themselves the importance of talented teachers in increasing student achievement. It is based on the proceedings from the 2003 Milken National Education Conference (NEC), which was held in Los Angeles in May 2003. In the early 1980s, Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, created an awards program to acknowledge educators' crucial contributions to our national well-being. His belief was--and is--that one way to attract, retain, and motivate talented people to the teaching profession is to recognize and reward outstanding educators' achievements, enhance their resources and expand their professional influence and growth. For almost two decades the program, which is the largest teacher recognition program in the nation, has rewarded thousands of exemplary kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, principals, counselors, librarians, and other specialists--each with an unrestricted financial prize of USD25,000. This book provides readers with the opportunity to hear what experts in the educational community think about the myriad issues involved in improving the quality of all t

Forward, Herbert J. Walberg. Preface, Lewis C. Solmon and Tamara W. Schiff. Introduction, William J. Bennett. Part I: Equity and Excellence. Equity and Excellence: Ensuring a High-Quality Educational Experience for Every Child, Lowell Milken, Jeanne Allen, Jerry Brown, David Driscoll, Nina Rees, and Tavis Smiley. Part II: How to Determine Who is a Quality Teacher. How to Determine Who Is a Quality Teacher, Lewis C. Solmon, Philip Bigler, Eric A. Hanushek, Lee S. Shulman, and Herbert J. Walberg. Forgive and Remember: The Challenges and Opportunities of Learning from Experience, Lee S. Shulman. Making Differences: A Table of Learning, Lee S. Shulman. Teacher Quality, Eric S. Hanushek. Incentivized School Standards Work, Herbert J. Walberg. Part III: Does Certified or Alternatively Certified Mean Qualified? Does Certified or Alternatively Certified Mean Qualified? Lewis C. Solmon, Arthur E. Wise, and Michael Podgursky. Meeting the Highly Qualified Teachers Challenege, Arthur E. Wise. What's Wrong with Teacher Certification? Arthur E. Wise. Regulation versus Markets: The Case for Greater Flexibility in the Market for Public School Teachers, Michael Podgurksy. Part IV: No Child Left Behind: A Debate. No Child Left Behind: A Debate, Chester E. Finn, Jr. Part V: The Growth of the Teacher Advancement Program. The Growth of the Teacher Advancement Program, Lewis C. Solmon and John Schacter. Learning Some Basic Truisms about Leadership, Warren Bennis. 2003 National Education Conference Presenters.

ISBN: 9781593111168
ISBN-10: 1593111169
Series: Milken Family Foundation Series on Education Policy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.41