An Empty Curriculum: The Need to Reform Teacher Licensing by Sandra Stotsky PDF

By Sandra Stotsky

Teachers can't educate what they don't know. This state has tolerated a vulnerable licensing procedure for potential lecturers for many years. This vulnerable approach has been followed by way of an more and more emptier curriculum for many scholars, depriving them of the information and abilities wanted for self-government.
An Empty Curriculum: How instructor Licensure exams bring about Empty scholar Minds makes the case that the entire revision of the licensing method for potential and veteran academics in Massachusetts in 2000 and the development of recent or extra difficult instructor licensing checks contributed considerably to the Massachusetts “education miracle.” That “miracle” consisted of putting up with earnings in success for college kids in all demographic teams and in all nearby vocational/technical excessive faculties on account that 2005—gains proven by way of assessments autonomous of Massachusetts coverage makers.
The quick function of this ebook is to provide an explanation for what Massachusetts did in 2000 to bolster its instructor licensing and re-licensing process to make sure that all academics may perhaps train to really robust K-12 criteria. Its better goal is to indicate that improvement of robust educational criteria in all significant matters will be by means of whole revision of a state’s instructor licensing method, no longer, as has been the case for a number of a long time, the advance of K-12 pupil tests—if this state desires to develop public schooling.

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