New Report on Classroom Management Recycles Old NCTQ Methodology, Misconceptions about Teacher Preparation

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(December 10, 2013, Washington, D.C.) The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) today released the latest of its critiques of university-based teacher preparation. Training Our Future Teachers: Classroom Management follows the template we have come to expect from NCTQ, using document reviews of a small sample of programs to support the broad claim that teacher preparation is not getting the job done.

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has several concerns with the report, many of which mirror those from past NCTQ reports, along with a few new issues.

Key concerns include:

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