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The National Academy of Education’s Evaluating and Improving Teacher Preparation Programs Consensus Report

Kenneth M. Zeichner, Linda Darling-Hammond, Amy I. Berman, Dian Dong, and Gary Sykes
January 2024 | National Academy of Education

This report from the National Academy of Education, coauthored by Linda Darling-Hammond, of the Learning Policy Institute, emphasizes the importance of a diverse, well-prepared teacher workforce capable of culturally responsive teaching. The report provides a logic model for TPP evaluation, highlighting its three primary purposes: program improvement, accountability, and consumer information. It targets a wide audience, including teacher preparation leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders in education and policy communities, promoting collaborative efforts to improve teacher quality and access to high-quality preparation programs.

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