A Linked Meta-Analysis on Teacher Knowledge

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Project Overview
Background & Purpose: 

Our goal is to synthesize research on teacher knowledge, bringing together studies from two previous synthesis projects along with new studies of teacher knowledge. We will examine predictive relationships involving teacher knowledge, where it is considered both as both outcome and predictor.

Setting: 

The research is set in the United States.

Research Design: 

This synthesis research project involves collection of reports of already completed studies. This project uses meta-analysis methods and simple descriptive analyses to report on the measurement of teacher knowledge.

Findings: 

Teacher knowledge is measured very differently when it is viewed as an input (predictor) versus where it is an outcome. In addition, information about measures of teacher knowledge is quite limited---suggesting that this form of knowledge may be poorly measured across the studies in the sample.

Publications & Presentations: 

Becker, B. J., & Aloe, A. M. (2008, March). Teacher Science Knowledge and Student Science Achievement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. [PowerPoint slides]

Zhang, Y., & Becker, B. J. (2008, March). Reliability generalization under different conditions – a RG study for the TQ-QT project. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. [PowerPoint slides]

Becker, B. J. (2007, October). How is teacher knowledge measured? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, Chapel Hill, NC.

Zhang, Y., & Becker, B. J. (2007, July). Reliability generalization and different assumptions in meta-analysis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Research Synthesis Methodology, Evanston, IL.

Other Products: 

The researchers are developing an online database for public access.