ERIC Number: ED028975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Developing Guidelines in Teacher Education; The Role of Professional Associations and Learned Societies in the Process of Accreditation in Teacher Education.
Associated Organizations for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Steps for the development of guidelines intended to facilitate the application of standards to teacher education programs during institutional self-study and accreditation processes are offered for the consideration of professional education associations and learned societies representing the various disciplines. The recommended steps are: an analysis of standards and evaluative criteria, a search of all available data on these standards, the identification of the basic issues, the drafting of tentative guidelines, a synthesis of reaction and criticism to these tentative guidelines into the form of a second draft with a strong point of view, a feasibility study of the second draft, and submission, after final revision, to the association's constituency. The resulting guidelines are expected to be most useful when they (1) are developed as a resource for institutions in the process of improving their teacher education programs and for members of visitation teams as they assess the quality of institutional programs; (2) give consideration to the format, terminology, and substance of accreditation standards; (3) and are revised and updated periodically. (SM)
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Authoring Institution: Associated Organizations for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.