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ERIC Number: ED035646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Pages: 7
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Give Up the Ship: A New Basis for State Certification.
Lierheimer, Alvin P.
The English Record, v20 n1 p64-70 Oct 1969
The present state certification system for teachers evaluates the teacher's preservice education rather than his in-service ability to bring about the learning of children. Three organizations--teachers' colleges, local schools, and state education offices--must work together to extensively revise the certification procedure. Teachers' colleges, in addition to providing the best general and specialized education possible, need to develop techniques for measuring both the teacher's knowledge of subject material and his capacity for creatively working with children. Although such college certification would provide a temporary improvement, the schools themselves must ultimately decide on the licensing standards which should incorporate current educational research and encourage teachers to regularly improve their teaching. The state office would maintain a data bank of information about teaching personnel and teacher supply-and-demand for long range planning, help schools evaluate the competency of teachers to fulfill new educational functions, monitor local evaluation plans and research, and attempt to make the teaching profession more attractive. (LH)
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Authoring Institution: New York State English Council.