Relationship Teacher Preparation And Teacher Quality

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An 11 page paper. The first section of this paper presents a history of teacher preparation in the United States. The focus then changes to the issue of teacher preparation and teacher quality. The writer reports a number of studies and position documents that discuss the link between these two aspects of education. The requirements of the NCLB Act for higher quality teachers is brought into the discussion. The last part of the paper discusses some steps the state of Georgia is taking to increase quality of teaching. Bibliography lists 14 sources.