ERIC Number: ED107643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Accreditation Issues in Teacher Education. SCIP No. 1.
Young, Kenneth E.; And Others
This booklet presents a collection of essays on issues in accreditation of teacher education. Each author presents the perspective of his or her particular interest group. Kenneth E. Young, of The Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, provides a historical review of past issues and current developments. Frederick R. Cyphert and Nancy Lusk Zimpher, of The Ohio State University, present the higher education perspective and touch on the following topics: Who should be involved in the accreditation process?, Should accreditation be prescriptive or descriptive?, and Should accreditation be mandatory or voluntary? John R. Profitt, of the U.S. Office of Education, offers the federal perspective and discusses the relationship between the federal government and private accrediting agencies and related issues. Margaret Knispel, of the National Education Association, deals with the rationale for including teachers in accreditation of teacher education. She discusses the desirability of voluntary versus mandatory systems, improvement of current processes and standards, financing, role of the public, and emerging trends. Sidney Simandle, director of teacher education and certification within the Kentucky State Department of Education, poses relevant questions concerning the roles of state legal agencies, teacher education institutions, local school districts, professional organizations, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. (JA)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Trends, Federal Government, Higher Education, Opinions, Professional Associations, Role Perception, State Departments of Education, Teacher Associations, Teacher Education
SCIPS, ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Suite 616, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (1-9 copies, $0.50 ea.; 10-99 copies, $0.45 ea.; 100-999 copies, $0.40 ea.; and 1000 or more copies, $0.35 ea.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.