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Unformatted text preview: Name ________Cassandra Welsh_______________ Study Guide Eight. Teaching and Learning in Comparative Perspective 1. Using bullet format, list the key characteristics of American teachers, as described on pages 222 through 228 in the text. • Preparation in many states inadequate • US ranked near bottom of the scale of teacher preparation and status in the industrialized world. • Most teachers come from middle two quarters of high school students & bottom half of college grads • Lower college entrance exam scores • Enjoy working with people • Want to make a difference in life of a child • Want to see children develop & mature • Most teachers are people, people • Tend to have lower expectations than many other countries 2. Using bullet format, list the key characteristics of the students, as described on pages 229 through 232 in the text. • Over 80% say they just work to get by • Study & pay attention only in high interest courses • Disengaged • Coast during school hours...
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