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Teacher education journal publishes research by Swarts

Oct 13, 2020
Dr. Gabriel Swarts, assistant professor and adolescence education program director, is one of three authors of a research article published in the Journal of Teacher Education and Educators.
The current generation of pre-service teachers in the U.S. received their K-12 schooling during the standardized test-focused education accountability era, and there is little research exploring how these teachers perceive the disconnect between their K-12 teacher-centered, test-focused school experiences and their developing student-centered teaching philosophy, the authors note.
Their study, "The Impact of U.S. Pre-Service Teachers' High-Stakes, Accountability Era Schooling Experiences on Their Future Teaching Practices," employed a survey in which pre-service teachers reported that they were influenced by K-12 instruction focused on standardized testing success.