ERIC Number: ED242688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Preparation and Certification: The Call for Reform. Fastback 202.
Sikula, John P.; Roth, Robert A.
This booklet discusses changes taking place in the four major processes involved in preparing and certifying teachers: national accreditation, state program approval, state certification, and teacher preparation. Some of the major issues affecting these processes, such as teacher competency testing and teaching internships, are discussed, and the impact of changes in these four processes are examined. Three specific areas are identified as in need of strengthening: (1) evaluation of teacher preparation programs, including national accreditation and state program approval; (2) requirements for entering and remaining in the profession, including certification regulations and procedures; and (3) preparation of teachers, including program entrance and exit requirements. Case studies are presented of successful reforms in Florida, Oklahoma, and the University of Louisville (Kentucky). (JD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Admission Criteria, Change Agents, Educational Change, Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Validation, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Publication of this fastback was sponsored by the Louisville, Kentucky Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and the School of Education at the University of Louisville.