TQ Resource Library (Publications Database)
In the last several years alone, hundreds of books and articles about teacher quality and leadership quality issues have been written. Using standardized criteria to evaluate many of these publications, the TQ Center has assembled a database with detailed information about many of the most significant teacher quality publications of the past 20 years.
The TQ Source publications database houses information for publications in the following issue areas: preparation, recruitment and retention, certification and licensure, accountability and advancement, and leadership.
Nearly all records are for articles and reports published within the past twenty years; in the updating process, the TQ Center regularly archives older records. Contact the TQ Center if you are looking for information on a publication that is more than 20 years old or if you would like to view the publications archives.
Use the following search box to start researching teacher quality issues. Search Instructions are below the search box.
Search Instructions: Clicking on the "Begin Search Now" button generates titles of any publication that meets your search criteria. Select limits if you want to narrow your search by publication type and/or publication date.
Example of a General Search: To find information about teachers AND students:
- Type "teachers" in the first Search for box.
- Select AND as the first conditional statement.
- Type "students" in the second Search for box.
- Click the "Begin Search Now" button.
On the results page, clicking on the publication title generates an abstract, sometimes with a direct link to the publication if it can be accessed online. If you want to print the abstract(s), just mark the titles of those you want to print and click "Download a Microsoft® Word® Document of the Selected Descriptions."
Type of Publications
|Rigorous Research. This category is exclusively for scientific research reports that met stringent criteria for quality. Tell me more.|
|Research. This category includes research reports published since 1980 that offer quantitative or qualitative evidence to support conclusions and have been reviewed by independent scholars. Tell me more.|
|Research Reviews. This category includes articles that review existing research.|
|Books. This category includes relevant books.|
|Policy. This category identifies reports on national, regional, state, or local policies.|
|National Reports. This category identifies research reports that make use of data gathered on a national scale.|
|State or Regional Reports. This category identifies research reports that make use of data gathered in a state or on a regional scale.|
|In the Spotlight. This category distinguishes research, reviews, and books that warrant special recognition.|
|TQ Center Publication. This category identifies policy and/or research briefs and other reports created by the TQ Center.|