The Education Policy Research Practicum course taught by Dr. Matthew Steinberg, partnered Mid-Career students and alum with Penn GSE students to conduct client-based, applied education research projects. Below is example of the research conducted at the Urban Teacher Center where, Dr. Patricia Crain de Galarce, a recent Mid-Career graduate works:
What is “effective teacher performance” and how can we measure it? That is what a group of Penn graduate students and their client, the Urban Teacher Center, set out to discover this spring term. The Urban Teacher Center, represented by Mid-Career graduate Patricia Crain de Galarce and Cara Jackson, is an alternative teacher preparation program that works directly with DC and Baltimore area schools. The team of graduate students, made up by Joseph Ciesielski, Desmond Diggs, Rachel Jordan, and Darren Lai, used data from three years of teacher observations to evaluate the effectiveness of the Teacher Practice Rubric (TPR) which is used to evaluate the teachers’ effectiveness. Read the full text here.
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