ERIC Number: ED048125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Parsing the Paradox: Assuring Quality in School Personnel Preparation.
Lierheimer, Alvin P.
Despite recent calls for changes in teacher certification, there are many questions to be considered before changes are made. Some of these questions are: What are the basic qualities and abilities that a teacher must have? Who will decide on these qualities and abilities? How will they be measured? Who needs to be certified? The trend toward accountability and performance criteria for certification is an encouraging step, but it is just a step. Such an approach needs further consideration in order to develop a rationale and workable procedures. Another change being demanded is to give teachers control over entry into the profession. This too is a good idea, but before teachers can be given such control they must present a feasible plan. There are many other problems and paradoxes which complicate the issue of teacher certification, such as the conflict between human and intellectual values, student attitudes toward education, and efforts to recruit minority group members into teaching while still maintaining high standards. (RT)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.