ERIC Number: ED239958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-11
Reference Count: 0
Standards for Social Studies Teachers in the State of California.
California Council for the Social Studies, Roseville.
The purpose of this document is to provide standards for the preservice professional preparation of teachers, to encourage inservice professional development, and to describe the necessary conditions for teaching and learning the social studies. These standards may be used as goals toward which the professional social studies teacher strives, as guidelines for the actions of colleges/universities, and as an aid to appropriate governing commissions, legislative bodies, school boards, and administrators so they may make sound decisions affecting social studies education. Arranged into four parts, the first section emphasizes the importance of a well-planned undergraduate program, careful screening of candidates for social studies teaching, and adequate preparation for professional study. Section 2 focuses on creating optimal conditions for teaching and learning. Topics include employment and assignment, class load and size, academic freedom, and support for professional improvement. Section 3 deals with inservice professional development through academic and professional study and participating in and contributing to the profession. The final section provides a checklist detailing the above standards for social studies teachers in the state of California. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Academic Standards, Check Lists, Classroom Environment, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Social Studies, Standards, State Standards, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Models, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Council for the Social Studies, Roseville.
Identifiers: California; PF Project
Note: Prepared by the Professional Standards Committee.