ERIC Number: ED240126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Professional Examination for Teachers: A Long Range Plan for the Future of the Professional Section of the NTE Common Examinations.
A design for a completely revised professional section of the National Teacher Examinations Common Examinations is proposed. These exams must be designed to assess the central competency that a teacher must acquire and maintain: skill in professional problem-solving. Professional problems are not all soluble, and the solutions to many of those that are soluble are unknown to science. The essence of professional problem-solving is the routine application to educational problems of certain competencies: information-gathering skills, professional values, professional knowledge, decision-making skills, and performance skills. The items on the proposed examinations should be cast in the form of problems encountered by teachers in practice, which the candidate must solve. The measurement of individual competencies should be a secondary purpose of the examinations; its first purpose is to measure how much skill in professional problem-solving a teacher has. (BW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Teacher Examinations
Note: Prepared for the Policy Council of the National Teacher Examinations.