ERIC Number: ED252525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Call for Change in Teacher Education.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (ED), Washington, DC.
This report is organized around the following themes: (1) supply and demand for quality teachers (scholastic attainments of prospective teachers at the high school and college levels, demographic and social forces having an impact upon the recruitment of qualified students); (2) programs for teacher education (liberal education, subject specialization, professional education); (3) accountability for teacher education (state standards for teacher education programs, accreditation of teacher education programs); (4) resources for teacher education (school of education funding, allocation of resources for research and development, advanced degree programs); and (5) conditions necessary to support the highest quality of teaching (teacher salaries, advancement opportunities, work environments, status, autonomy). A broad analysis of each of the issues is provided and supported by empirical findings. A series of 16 recommendations is proposed to address the need for change and improvement. Included among the appendices is a listing of testimony presented at the commission hearings. (JD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Financial Support, Higher Education, Resource Allocation, School Responsibility, Schools of Education, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Conditions, Teaching (Occupation)
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036 ($7.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Educ
Note: For related documents, see ED 250 287-317.