Educators Point to a ‘Crisis of Mediocre Teaching’

Institutions need to better prepare graduate students to teach, several educators gathered here for a conference said last week.

"We see this as a crisis of mediocre teaching," said Kathleen Wise, an associate director at Wabash College’s Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts during her keynote address at the Teagle Foundation event, called "Community of Scholars, Community of Teachers."

Ms. Wise was referring to the results of Wabash research in which almost half of the