Promising Practices: New Ways to Improve Teacher Quality
Department of Education
This paper, published in September 1998, presents 'Promising Efforts' to improve teacher quality. It emphasizes the need to provide teachers with the education and support that they require and outlines plans for doing so. Of most interest might be the profiles devoted to (a) Providing professional support to beginning teachers during their initial teaching years (such as mentor programs) and (b) Improving professional development practices.