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New Publications: How Countries Are Improving the Capacity of Teachers to Use Data

DDI is proud to announce the release of two articles as part of a special issue of the international journal Teaching and Teacher Education. The special issue’s theme is on how countries are improving the capacity of teachers to use data.

The first article is titled “What does it mean for teachers to be data literate: Laying out the skils, knowledge, and dispositions.” The authors, Dr. Ellen Manindach (WestEd) and Dr. Edith Gummer (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation), were invited to write an article on a framework for a construct called data literacy for teachers. The article lays out the framework, identifying the specific knowledge, skills, and dispositions teachers need to use data effectively and responsibly. It concludes with a call to schools of education and teacher preparation programs to begin to integrate data literacy into curricula and practical experiences.

The second article is titled “Teacher learning how to use data: A synthesis of the issues and what is known.” The authors, Dr. Ellen Manindach (WestEd) and Dr. Jo Beth Jimerson (Texas Christian University) were invited to synthesize the articles in this special issue on data use.  The synthetic piece contextualizes how the articles contribute to the knowledge base of how teachers use data.