ERIC Number: ED027243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Certification and Preparation in Massachusetts.
Stiles, Lindley J.; And Others
The first section of this report presents (1) an overview of a "comprehensive investigation of ways to improve the certification and preparation of educational personnel in Massachusetts"; (2) a one-chapter discussion with recommendations on each of four focal issues: personnel for education services, personnel certification, reform of teacher education, and state responsibility and leadership; (3) a timetable for suggested actions by the state court, board of education, colleges and universities, school systems, and professional organizations. The second section contains methodology description and data gathered from several sources: 190 school superintendents; a study of teacher qualifications; visits to 51 public and non-public institutions offering teacher education programs; three state-wide advisory conferences each attended by 200 representatives from schools and colleges, education agencies and organizations, and lay groups; an attitudes inventory sent to randomly selected samples of educational personnel and citizens including teachers, principals, supervisors, parent-teacher associations, and college professors; studies from other states; and nationwide proposals. Included are project committee meeting reports, conference programs and group reports, position papers by consultants, questionnaire results with related statistics, and papers and correspondence from interested groups. (JS)
Descriptors: Certification, Educational Improvement, Field Experience Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Performance Criteria, Professional Personnel, Recruitment, Specialists, Staff Role, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, State Standards, State Surveys, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Interns, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Shortage, Teachers, Teaching Experience
Public Document Div., Secretary of State's Office, Room 116, The State House, Boston, Mass. ($1.25; check payable to Secretary of the Commonwealth).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.