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ERIC Number: ED104833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
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Teacher Needs and Researcher Responses--The Oregon Experience.
Wallace, James M.
During the past 10 years, a partnership between researchers and practitioners in educational research has developed in Oregon. In 1965 the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission was established. Since then, the commission has carried out research and influenced the development of various aspects of teacher education, certification, and related matters. In 1966 the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory undertook the Comfield Project, which developed a model program for improving knowledge, skills, and competencies in prospective elementary teachers. The program's definition of competency was "the demonstrated ability to bring about the expected outcomes of a role or function included in a job definition." This definition has had an impact on major documents which have resulted from current reform movements in Oregon teacher education and certification. The education profession and the commission are aware of difficulties in implementing competency-based education programs. Many demands for research will be made by the profession in years to come. Generally, they will deal with (a) licensing regulations for teachers as expressed through certification rules, (b) accreditation standards applied to teacher education programs designed to meet those rules, and (c) the nature of public schools in which teachers practice after they have completed basic certification programs. (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon