Exploring: Teacher Education

The Missing Foundation in Teacher Education

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Knowledge of the Structure of Spoken and Written Language Louisa Cook Moats The Greenwood Institute Putney, Vermont Reading research supports the necessity for directly teaching concepts about linguistic structure to beginning readers and to students with reading and spelling difficulties. In this study, experienced teachers of reading, language arts, and special education were tested to Read more…

Training Teachers: The Key to Helping America Read

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by Louisa Cook Moats, Ed.D. from the Right to Read Report, May/June 1998 Dr. Moats gave this speech on September 3, 1997 to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives. Chairman Goodling and members of the Education and the Workforce Committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today Read more…

Preschool Reading Teachers Misinformed by a Federally-Funded Agency

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by a Federally-Funded Agency by Dr. Patrick Groff NRRF Board Member & Senior Advisor Dr. Patrick Groff, Professor of Education Emeritus San Diego State University, has published over 325 books, monographs, and journal articles and is a nationally known expert in the field of reading instruction. Introduction According to Education Week (November 22, 2000), the Read more…

The Missing Foundation in Teacher Education

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Louisa Cook Moats The Greenwood Institute Putney, Vermont Reading research supports the necessity for directly teaching concepts about linguistic structure to beginning readers and to students with reading and spelling difficulties. In this study, experienced teachers of reading, language arts, and special education were tested to determine if they have the requisite awareness of language Read more…

Ed Schools in Crisis

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Martin A. Kozloff Watson School of Education University of North Carolina at Wilmington October, 2002   We learn different things from different people.  We learn that our friends care enough to tell us our hairdo looks great. We learn from adversaries that we look like a parrot dragged backwards through a bush. Certainly we want Read more…

Study says teacher training is chaotic

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September 19, 2006 By Ben Feller Aspiring teachers emerge from college woefully unprepared for their jobs, according to a study that depicts most teacher education programs as deeply flawed. The damning review comes from Arthur Levine, former president of Teachers College at Columbia University. His report, released Monday, comes as public schools are under federal Read more…

Why Reading Teachers Are Not Trained to Use a Research-Based Pedagogy: Is Institutional Reform Possible?

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November 15, 2005 Sandra Stotsky Paper presented at the Courant Initiative for the Mathematical Sciences in Education Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences New York University October 2, 2005 Abstract: Reading instruction is one of the very few areas where it is not the case that “more research is needed.” Educational policy makers already have the Read more…

Remarks by Mrs. Bush to House Education and Workforce Committee

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As prepared. Congressman Boehner, Congressman Miller, members, thank you for inviting me to discuss a subject that’s important to all of us and to America’s children: The importance of strong teachers in our nation’s schools. The people with the most influence on our country’s future are America’s teachers. Dedicated teachers inspire youngsters to achieve their Read more…