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How Can Schools of Education Help to Build Educators’ Capacity to Use Data? A Systemic View of the Issue

by Ellen Mandinach , Jeremy M. Friedman & Edith Gummer
This article reports on a three-part study about how schools of education are preparing teacher candidates to use data effectively and responsibly. The study consisted of a survey to a nationally representative sample of schools of education, a review of select syllabi, and an examination of state licensure and certification requirements.
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Using Data to Alter Instructional Practice: The Mediating Role of Coaches and Professional Learning Communities

by Julie A. Marsh, Melanie Bertrand & Alice Huguet
Drawing on data collected in six middle schools, this article finds that coaches and professional learning communities (PLCs) played an important role in mediating teachers’ responses to data. We find that dialogue and the dynamic relationship between two types of expertise may help explain the ways in which PLCs and coaches facilitated deeper-level changes in pedagogy, and that school leadership and district-level context shaped the possibility for such changes.
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Book Reviews
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Finnish Lessons 2.0

by Pasi Sahlberg
reviewed by Karim Letwinsky


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Personal Narrative, Revised: Writing Love and Agency in the High School Classroom

by Bronwyn Clare LaMay
reviewed by Denise Dávila & Chyllis Scott


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Tomboys and Other Gender Heroes: Confessions from the Classroom

by Karleen Pendleton Jiménez
reviewed by Maureen P. Hogan


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Disrupting Gendered Pedagogies in the Early Childhood Classroom

by April Larremore
reviewed by Julianne Guillard


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Transgenerational Trauma and the Aboriginal Preschool Child: Healing through Intervention

by Norma Tracey (Ed.)
reviewed by Karen Ragoonaden



Education researcher David Hansen discusses his article, Is Education Possible Today? Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.

Commentary

Five Vital Roles for School Leaders in the Pursuit of Evidence of Evidence-informed Practice

by Chris Brown & Joel Malin
In this commentary, the authors set out thoughts on school leaders’ crucial roles in fostering evidence-informed and -engaged learning environments. They argue that school leaders must address both transformational and pedagogical aspects. Addressing both, they provide a definitive summary checklist for the role of school leaders in developing their schools in this manner.
Editorial

TCR Yearbooks - Call for Proposals

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record announce a call for proposals for future TCR Yearbooks.


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