By assessing these components possible connections or links may be recognized enabling educators and administrators to formulate strategies to enhance the effectiveness of teachers and improve student achievement.
Undeniably the education system in America is in a state of crisis. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education during his 2009 confirmation hearing called, “Education the most pressing issue facing America (U.S. Department of Education, 2012). Turkmen (2009) made the statement, “Teaching is one of the most important jobs in society” (p. 2). His statement is simple, but its ramifications are profound. Considering knowledge is primarily transferred through the means of exchange of:
1) print media: books and magazines,
2) visual aids: pictures, graphs, and charts, or
3) direct interaction: teachers in classroom settings or /online the statement proves factual and true.
At the center of education reform currently happening in the United States and elsewhere in the world are teachers. The controversy regarding teachers’ affect on student achievement and performance has sparked heated debates regarding teacher’s performance and tests scores student receive on examinations. ...Show more