ERIC Number: ED043796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
New Directions in Certification. Improving State Leadership in Education.
Andrews, Theodore E.
This study proposes an almost entirely new and innovative program of teacher certification. It is program-centered and performance-centered and points to the opportunity for many people to participate in an effective way for the development and improvement of the teaching profession. Certification as a teacher should be related to one's ability to teach, that is, his or her competence. New certification regulations in the state of Washington are based on four fundamental standards: (1) Professional preparation should continue throughout the career of the practitioner; (2) School organizations, professional associations as well as colleges and universities should be recognized as preparation agencies; (3) Discussions about preparation should be based upon performance--performance in relation to stated objectives in the world of the practitioner; (4) Preparation and career development programs should be individualized. The fundamental concept underlying attempts to develop new processes for certification is that roles in the educational world must change. If new directions in certification become law in the state of Washington, it is believed that the nature of teaching will change, school organization will change, and American education will change. (ON)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Certification, Change Agents, Educational Improvement, Instructional Improvement, Leadership, Performance, State Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness
Washington State Board of Education, Olympia, Washington 98501
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Improving State Leadership in Education, Denver, CO.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board of Education, Olympia.