Teachers cannot teach what they do not know. This country has tolerated a weak licensing system for prospective teachers for decades. This weak system has been accompanied by an increasingly emptier curriculum for most students, depriving them of the knowledge and skills needed for self-government.
An Empty Curriculum: How Teacher Licensure Tests Lead to Empty Student Minds makes the case that the complete revision of the licensing system for prospective and veteran teachers in Massachusetts in 2000 and the construction of new or more demanding teacher licensing tests contributed significantly to the Massachusetts “education miracle.” That “miracle” consisted of enduring gains in achievement for students in all demographic groups and in all regional vocational/technical high schools since 2005??"gains confirmed by tests independent of Massachusetts policy makers.
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|Size: ||620 KB|
|Publisher: ||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||2370007466139 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|