Amita Chudgar is an Associate Professor of Education Policy at Michigan State University’s College of Education. Amita’s recent work has focused on teacher policy issues cross-nationally, including India. Some of her other work focuses on implications of school choice, determinants of secondary education outcomes and the potential of large-scale databases to inform educational research. Her scholarship is driven by an interest in ensuring that children and adults in resource-constrained environments have equal access to high-quality learning opportunities irrespective of their backgrounds.
Holding the teacher education enterprise accountable for its performance
20 Nov 2015
Research on the performance of trained and untrained teachers fails to find that students of trained teachers always perform better. In this article, Amita Chudgar, Associate Professor of Education Policy at Michigan State University’s College of Education, argues that while a focus on teacher assessment and accountability is important, teacher training institutes must be held accountable for providing appropriate teacher training.
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