ERIC Number: ED084760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Accreditation in Teacher Education.
Presented is information on current problems and issues in teacher education accreditation. It is explained that with establishment of the American Association of Teachers Colleges in 1927, standards and procedures for accrediting teacher education programs were developed to guarantee that the graduate of an accredited program would competently perform services for which he was specifically prepared. The present educational period is said to be characterized by conditions such as oversupply of teachers, and increased cost of education (and public response) that pose a challenge to standards and procedures in the accrediting process. Tabularly and textually presented is the history of accreditation in teacher education. Definition and purposes of accreditation in teacher education are discussed. Reviewed are the development, structure, and functions of the National Commission on Accrediting and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Standards are discussed in relation to curricula, faculty, resources, and facilities for basic programs and students. Considered are development and application of guidelines for teachers in specialties such as the professional standards/guidelines project of the Council for Exceptional Children. Included in appendixes, which comprise more than half the document, are nine documents which deal with such subjects as accreditation, health educational programs, criteria for accrediting agencies and association, and the Constitution of the NCATE. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Professional Standards/Guidelines Project.