Currently, over 80,000 teachers have achieved National Board certification. Yet, no book to date has analyzed the process and its impact upon candidates (both those who are successful and those who are not). This book presents the results of a national study that asked, 'What are teachers learning from National Board certification?' Educational stakeholders including teachers, administrators, parents, and policy makers will find the answer and analysis engaging as they explore ways to improve the quality of teaching and learning in their schools.
David Lustick is an assistant professor of science education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Graduate School of Education. In 1998, Dr. Lustick became one of the first National Board certified teachers in secondary science and in 2008 successfully renewed his certification.
Part 1 Part I: Teaching Chapter 2 Chapter 1: The Problem with Exceptional Teaching Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Five Descriptions of Successful Teaching Chapter 4 Chapter 3: The Work of the National Board Part 5 Part II: Learning Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Plan to Measure Candidate Learning Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Quantitative Evidence for Candidate Learning Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Qualitative Evidence for Observed Learning Outcomes Part 9 Part III: National Board Certification Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Possible Implications to Teacher Quality Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Improving National Board Certification Chapter 12 Chapter 9: The Future of the National Board: Relevancy or Obscurity?