ERIC Number: ED049152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Performance-Based Certification of School Personnel.
Burdin, Joel L., Ed.; Reagan, Margaret, Ed.
The 1970 Miami Beach Training Sessions for National Leaders in Teacher Education was conducted by the Florida Department of Education on the invitation of the U. S. Office of Education to consider the techniques needed for using performance criteria to determine an individual's ability to perform as a teacher in public schools and thus qualify for certification. The document is in three parts. Part one contains five papers on performance-based certification: describing the concept and why it is needed; discussing participation in decision making; giving an overview of current approaches to accountability; considering whether the focus should be on knowledge, teacher behavior, or pupil achievement; and considering the role of differentiated staffing. Part two details the plans for changing certification procedures, with notes on forces which are helping or hindering, for selected organizations and state agencies including: American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; American Federation of Teachers; American Vocational Association; Association of Classroom Teachers; Association of Teacher Educators; National Commission of Teacher Education and Professional Standards, NEA; and 11 states, as well as the U. S. Office of Education. Part three considers the impact performance criteria will have on teacher certification in substituting demonstrated teaching ability for evidence of having followed an approved program of studies. (MBM)
Descriptors: Differentiated Staffs, Performance Criteria, Professional Associations, Staff Utilization, Standards, State Departments of Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.