Improving Teacher Quality in OK

Teacher training wordle_lesson_planning-15bki7bImproving Teacher Quality in Oklahoma: A Closer Look

by John E. Stone, Ed.D., George K. Cunningham, Ph.D., and Donald B. Crawford, Ph.D.

Are teacher training and teacher quality in Oklahoma really improving? The answer
depends on whom you ask . education.s providers or education.s consumers. Under
the guise of vaguely stated pedagogical reforms, Oklahoma is promoting the
adoption of an approach to teaching that is at odds with the educational aims of
Oklahoma.s parents and taxpayers. In effect, new teachers are being taught beliefs,
methods and attitudes which will undermine Oklahoma.s efforts to improve student

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