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ERIC Number: ED111760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 4
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Changing Roles and Patterns in Teacher Certification.
Simandle, Sidney
This paper is a list of 11 changing roles and patterns in teacher certification. The list includes the following: (1) there is a trend toward establishing legal councils on teacher certification; (2) professional mechanisms for formulating policy recommendations for teacher certification are as important as actual voting membership on legal agencies for teacher certification; (3) teacher certification continues to focus on requirements for initial entry into a professional position, and may thus be inadequate in encouraging career-long professional improvement; (4) standards for teacher preparation and certification reflect recommendations of professional organizations; (5) the "approved program approach" is followed for certification instead of transcript analysis; (6) state officials are taking the initiative for cooperative efforts with regional and national accrediting agencies; (7) more specific preparation programs are being established; (8) professional organizations tend to restrict latitude at the local school level through state legislation, and later complain about the rigidity of state regulations; (9) teacher education institutions face the challenge of helping teacher education graduates find jobs; (10) there is a built-in deterrent in teacher preparation and certification programs to bringing into schools personnel who have had rich experiences in other fields; and (11) a possible result of anticipated court tests of the teacher preparation/certification process is certification based on a state administered test. (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Summer Workshop of the Association of Teacher Educators (1975)