Teacher Effectiveness

Research consistently shows that teachers have the greatest potential to influence children's education. "The major research finding is that student achievement is related to teacher competence in teaching," note Kemp and Hall (1992, p. 4). Evidence from teacher-effectiveness studies indicates that student engagement in learning is to be valued above curriculum plans and materials. Research on teacher effectiveness has yielded a wealth of understanding about the impact that teacher ability has on student growth.

Highlights of findings from some of this research are as follows:

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