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ERIC Number: ED102096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 194
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Certification of Secondary School Teachers in the Southern States.
Reeves, Colon R.
The object of this descriptive survey is to identify issues and processes associated with the certification of secondary teachers in the southern states. The focus is primarily on: (a) the diversity of certification requirements, (b) the influences which contribute to requirements for certification, (c) the degree to which performance is considered as a criterion, and (d) the current status of certification. Questionnaires were sent to state superintendents, state directors of certification, executive secretaries of regional accrediting associations, deans of schools of education, and certification classroom teachers to collect data on these issues. An analysis of the data identified the following six major conclusions: (a) diversities in decision-making structure, requirements for certification, academic preparation of teachers, and types of certificates exist among the 11 states; (b) influences on certification that are registered within the scope of the study could be classified under broad categories; (c) all respondents favored change in certification requirements; (d) teacher education programs were viewed as being responsible for competency development of teachers; (e) several state departments are investigating the potential of competency-based certification; and (f) certification is related to teacher effectiveness. The study also revealed a need for further research in several areas. (The questionnaires and tables are included in the appendixes.) (PB)
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