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ERIC Number: ED349109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Issues on Teacher Certification in Kentucky.
Gifford, M. S.
This paper discusses three issues relating to teacher certification in Kentucky. These issues are: (1) certification of teachers who work with children under the age of 6 years; (2) preparation of teachers for primary education; and (3) alternative certification. The first issue raises questions of whether Kentucky should require certification for prekindergarten teachers and which early childhood personnel should be covered by the requirement for certification. The second issue results from the primary school program, which is newly mandated in Kentucky. This program includes developmentally appropriate practices, authentic assessment, and the use of multi-age and multi-ability classrooms. Required changes in certification and preparation of elementary teachers must be facilitated. The issue of alternative certification is addressed by the Kentucky Education Reform Act, which provides for state-approved teacher training programs in local school districts as alternatives to colleges' teacher preparation programs for nonteaching professionals. (BC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kentucky; Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990
Note: Paper presented at the Research Roundtable at the Association for Childhood Education International (Chicago, IL, April 22-25, 1992).