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Focusing Teacher Preparation on At-Risk and Hard-to-Staff Schools

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Charles R. Coble, Ph.D.
Dr. Charles R. Coble is regarded as a national expert on teacher education programs and teacher development. He is a former professor of science education and dean of 13 years at the nationally award-winning school of education at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He served for six years as the vice president of university-school programs for the 16-campus University of North Carolina (UNC). In that capacity, Dr. Coble led the development of the University-School Teacher Education Partnerships in all UNC teacher-preparation institutions and organized the UNC Center for School Leadership Development—a confederation of high-quality programs for the initial and continuing preparation of teachers and administrators.

Dr. Coble also led the design and construction of an $11 million state-of-the-art professional development center facility that also houses the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy. He has directed more than $12 million in grants and contracts and is the author or coauthor of 10 books and more than 70 published articles. Most recently, Dr. Coble was the vice president of policy studies and programs at the Education Commission of the States. A native of North Carolina, he earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from UNC—Chapel Hill. Dr. Coble maintains an active secondary science teaching license in North Carolina.

Focusing Teacher Preparation on At-Risk and Hard-to-Staff Schools: Frequently Asked Questions
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Following the live webcast on September 21, 2006, the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ) compiled the frequently asked questions submitted as part of the webcast. The attached document includes these questions as well as the answers provided by the expert panel.

Funding provided by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. Views and opinions expressed by participants of the webcast or in the accompanying readings are not to be interpreted as the views of the funding agency or its partner organizations.


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