Dr. Wai-Ying Chow
The Teaching, Teachers, and the Education Workforce topic (formerly called Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching) supports research on strategies for improving the performance of classroom teachers in ways that promote student learning and academic achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and — for English Learners — English language proficiency, from kindergarten through high school.
Through this topic, the Institute is interested in identifying ways to improve the quality of teaching including 1) the training of in-service instructional personnel and pre-service teaching candidates, and 2) the recruitment, retention, certification, and evaluation of teachers.
The long-term outcome of this research will be an array of instructional practices, programs (e.g., professional development interventions), assessments, and strategies (e.g., recruitment, retention, and teacher evaluation policies) that have been demonstrated to be effective for improving and assessing teaching and teachers in ways that are linked to improvement in student achievement.
Additional research in this area has been supported through the following two research topics: