ERIC Number: ED045551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-3
Reference Count: 0
Performance-Based Teacher Certification: What Is It and Why Do We Need It?
Daniel, K. Fred
The performance-based concept of teacher certification signifies that the collection of evidence verifying the candidate's ability to perform as a teacher is a central function in the bureaucratic process of teacher certification. Such certification is needed because it makes sense, the public will demand it, and it will strengthen the profession of teaching. The Florida plan is designed to move certification practices gradually but steadily along a continuum toward more performance-based certification with traditional components replaced by new ones as they become available. It will depend on the success of individuals and institutions to develop and implement new techniques for training personnel and evaluating their performance. Few changes in legal regulations or state administration of certification are needed, but some changes in procedures for program approval have been required. Activities to encourage movement toward performance-based certification include: 1) development of broad teacher education guidelines which can be used in designing preservice and inservice programs for state approval and which provide alternatives to the course-by-course certification regulations, and 2) a plan coordinated at the state level for designing and disseminating individualized teacher education modules which employ a performance based approach to training personnel in specific skills or knowledge identified by professional educators and which can be adapted to ongoing preservice and inservice programs. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Educational Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Note: Paper prepared in conjunction with a training program for teacher education leaders, Miami Beach, Fla., May 1970