ERIC Number: EJ726973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
Accountability, Autonomy, and Academic Freedom in Educator Preparation Programs
Journal of Teacher Education, v55 n4 p300-312 2004
As external pressures on teacher education programs mount, including recent federal critiques and requirements, institutions and their faculty must consider how they will respond to calls for increased accountability. This article discusses the legal and policy issues associated with the academic freedom claims that might arise in the current atmosphere of increased accountability and diminished autonomy for teacher education programs. It assesses the institutional academic freedom interests of both public and private institutions. It also addresses the potential outcome of academic freedom claims by individual faculty.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Accountability, Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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