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These professional qualifications may include the study of pedagogy, the science of teaching.

Professional development refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement.

National statistics reveal that the population of the United States is becoming more ethnically diverse, but the teaching force remains mostly white, mostly female (see National Center for Education Statistics).

Ladson-Billings found that all of the teachers shared pride in and commitment to their profession and had an underlying belief that all children could be successful.

A curriculum is prescriptive, and is based on a more general syllabus which merely specifies what topics must be understood and to what level to achieve a particular grade or standard.

A teacher or schoolteacher is a person who provides education for pupils (children) and students (adults).

In formal education, a curriculum is the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university.

As an idea, curriculum stems from the Latin word for race course, referring to the course of deeds and experiences through which children grow to become mature adults.

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