ERIC Number: ED055062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Planning and Effecting Improvements In the Preparation and Certification of Educators; Emerging State Relationships and Procedures.
Frinks, Marshall L.
This study documents the dissatisfactions with current certification and teacher preparation practices and examines some of the emerging alternatives. Under the category of "decentralization of the certification process," the author briefly discusses teacher advisory councils, the approved program approach, professional practices commissions, and certification review committees. New approaches discussed include performance-based certification, differentiated staffing, teacher education centers, and interstate reciprocity agreements. Reference is made to specific programs in each section. The concluding chapter briefly outlines trends in the relationship between state education agencies, teacher education institutions, and the teaching profession. These conclusions are based on the results of a survey instrument mailed to participants of the Training Session for Leaders in Teacher Education and Certification held in Miami Beach, Florida, May 19-22, 1970. (A copy of the survey instrument and distribution of responses is included in an appendix.) (RT)
Descriptors: Innovation, Institutional Cooperation, Performance Criteria, Schools of Education, State Departments of Education, State Standards, Surveys, Teacher Associations, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
Improving State Leadership in Education, 1362 Lincoln St., Denver, Colorado 80203. (Single copies)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Improving State Leadership in Education, Denver, CO.