ERIC Number: ED160546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
AACTE and the Realities of Teacher Education.
Sandefur, J. T.
The newly-elected president of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) identifies in his acceptance speech some of the issues he believes deserving of organizational attention. These are: (1) that the "melting pot" theory of American society is not practicable, that there is no one model American; (2) that equal rights for women must be effectively responded to; (3) that the political demands of the teaching profession must be dealt with in an open and harmonious fashion; and (4) that a formula for funding schools and colleges of education based upon noncredit, as well as credit-generating, activities must be developed. In addition to these imperatives, the speaker noted nine basic issue areas identified by AACTE member institutions: (1) accreditation and quality control; (2) admission, selection, and screening; (3) finance; (4) governance/collaboration; (5) involvement of teacher education in schools; (6) preservice/inservice; (7) research; (8) staffing problems; and (9) supply-demand. Ways in which the AACTE has been responding to some of these issues are presented. (MJB)
Not available separately; See SP 013 126
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Educ; Organizational Policy
Note: Speech presented at the Annual Meeting, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Chicago, Illinois, March 27-31, 1978)