ERIC Number: ED038360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility Project Involving the Experimental Application in Eight Pilot Institutions of the Proposed New Standards for Accrediting Teacher Education.
This project was the field research component of a 3-year study designed to formulate new and improved accrediting standards for teacher education. The purpose of the project was two-fold: (1) to field test the workability of the proposed new standards from the standpoint of eight institutions seeking initial accreditation or reaccreditation, and (2) to test their workability from the standpoint of the accrediting agency (National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE), at each level of its operation--on-site visits by visiting teams, case studies and recommendations by the Visitation and Appraisal Committee, and action on accreditability by the Council. The proposed standards were then revised in light of the test findings and adopted in January, 1970, (see SP 003 720, also Appendix H of this report) as the official standards of accreditation for teacher education, to be effective for all institutions during the 1971-72 school year. Included in the document is a description of the procedures, responses, and findings of the feasibility study and a summary of the major revisions of the proposed standards which resulted from these findings. A variety of related materials appear in Appendixes A-J, including evaluative instruments used, drafts of the proposed and approved standards (with study guides), and an analysis of the differences between the new standards and the former ones. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JES)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.