International Comparisons Reveal Lack of Rigor in U.S. System9/5/2003
The Educational Testing Service has released a must-read report that provides valuable (yet all-too-rare) international comparisons on teacher preparation and licensure, entitled Preparing Teachers Around the World. The authors compare practices in seven industrialized countries, Australia, England, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, and Singapore, with those in the United States. These countries were chosen because they have students who do as well or better than American students do in math and science.
Some of the more interesting findings:
Preparing Teachers Around the World
Aubrey H. Wang, Ashaki B. Coleman, Richard J. Coley, and Richard P. Phelps, Educational Testing Service, May 2003
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