ERIC Number: ED034722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Progress and Prospects: The State of the Association.
Burdin, Joel L.
At the beginning of its second 50 years the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), a national voluntary consortium of more than 830 colleges and universities, is proud of its achievements and points to unmatched public concern as it continues efforts to promote the preparation of effective teachers in response to today's needs. AACTE's influencing activities grow from its interorganizational interactions with numerous groups in the education community as well as from intra-AACTE relationships. The Executive Committee, representative of the broad institutional base, along with the headquarters staff and various other committees and special project staffs share with collegiate colleagues their experiences, expertise, and perspectives gained through nationwide activities. The annual meetings provide a forum. Direct assistance is provided to constituents through several types of involvement, e.g., consultative and information services, recognition of exemplary programs, funding aid. AACTE is committed to stimulation of excellence through accreditation of preparation programs conducted by institutions. It promotes international understanding and competence through programs on campuses and abroad. Through specially funded projects, such as the one in urban leadership development, it assists in setting up programs and in generating and disseminating new ideas. (Included are the Association's objectives and a description of its organizational structure.) (JS)
Descriptors: Activities, Agency Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation, National Organizations, Teacher Education
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.