ERIC Number: ED242716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-16
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Colleges of Education in Florida. Report and Recommendations of the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission. Prepared in Response to Appropriations Item 451 of the 1983 General Appropriations Act (Chapter 83-300, Laws of Florida). Report 1.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Commission, Tallahassee.
Florida's 1983 Legislature directed the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission to conduct a study of colleges of education in Florida. The Commission examined principally those areas relatively untouched by recent or impending changes. Legislation, board of education rules, department of education initiatives and independent actions by various colleges of education have recently resulted in significant changes in Florida's teacher education programs. Many decisions have not yet been fully implemented and few changes have been operational long enough to permit evaluation of the effectiveness of program modifications, new directions, and revised standards. The Commission's recommendations, therefore, are intended to be complementary to actions of the past few years. This document discusses teacher education in Florida; research activities of colleges of education study committee; and seven issues and committee recommendations involving: (1) alternate route for certification in secondary education; (2) preparation programs for elementary school teachers; (3) addition of subject matter experts to state advisory board; (4) other improvements in teacher certification; (5) strengthening Florida's teacher certification examination; (6) service and outreach in public schools; (7) teacher education within universities; and (8) research activities of college of education faculty. Also included is an 86-item bibliography and eight appendices which include survey instruments, tables, interview forms, and a report on colleges of education research activity (JMK)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Beginning Teachers, Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Elementary School Teachers, Experimental Programs, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Performance Factors, Schools of Education, Secondary School Teachers, Standardized Tests, State Surveys, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Commission, Tallahassee.