ERIC Number: ED231828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Quality of Teacher Education in Florida. Report and Recommendations of the Joint Legislative and Executive Task Force for Teacher Education Quality Improvement.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The 1982 Florida Legislature created the Joint Executive and Legislative Task Force for Teacher Education Quality Improvement to initiate a comprehensive study of Florida's teacher preparation programs and make policy recommendations for improving the quality of teacher education. This document reports on the results and findings of the task force's study. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the project, and chapter 2 lists observations and recommendations. The third chapter discusses Florida's personnel needs. Chapter 4 delineates Florida's concern for quality in teacher education. The fifth chapter covers the organizational structure of teacher education programs in the state. Chapter 6 concentrates on the rationale for the task force's recommendations. This chapter is divided into 13 parts: (1) improving teacher education programs; (2) strengthening teacher education standards; (3) program approval and review; (4) assuring adequate funding for teacher education; (5) incentives for prospective teachers; (6) additional incentives for teachers in areas of critical shortage; (7) support for prospective minority teachers; (8) salary incentives for teachers; (9) promotion and salary criteria for teacher education faculty; (10) strengthening background for professional training; (11) impact of administrative leadership; (12) analyzing the workplace; and (13) public information campaign. Chapter 7 is the conclusion. The report also includes eight appendices, four tables, and a bibliography. (JMK)
Descriptors: Education Majors, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.