ERIC Number: ED394959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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Bottom Half of the Pool: Who Is Admitted to Teacher Education?
Petersen, George J.; Speaker, Kathryne M.
This study investigated the criteria for admission to teacher education at 50 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited undergraduate universities. These universities varied in geographical location, public and private affiliation, and size of student enrollment. The study analyzed and evaluated admission criteria in light of recent educational reforms that call for higher standards and more qualified candidates in order to ascertain whether the universities had actually implemented more demanding performance based on criteria for teacher candidate selection. Based on the findings, the study identified the absence of standardized admission criteria and consistent policies of ongoing assessment. It proposed a balanced integration of both performance based admission criteria as well as continual evaluation of program goals in the admission and education of preservice teachers. (Contains 32 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educ
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (19th, Boston, MA, February 22-25, 1996).