ERIC Number: ED091890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Preparation and Certification. Position Statement and Recommendations.
National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX.
Presented are position statements and recommendations by the Education Committee of the National Association for Retarded Citizens resulting from a review of teacher certification requirements in all 50 States. It is concluded that a given State's certification requirements are subject to varying interpretations, and that State certification is presently imprecise, nonstandardized, and confusing when viewed nationally. The following recommendations are reported: States should adopt a common language pertaining to certification; universal reciprocity should be endorsed by all States; all teachers of the mentally retarded should meet standard minimal certification requirements; minimal requirements should show competency in areas such as basic knowledge and teaching methods; teacher training institutions should be responsible for judging the teaching competence of graduates; and teacher training should be governed by standards for admission, advancement, retention, and due process. Appended are suggestions for the following areas of teacher education: basic knowledge, methods and techniques, curriculum, and demonstration. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Retarded Citizens, Arlington, TX.