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ERIC Number: ED118534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-29
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
What Does Teacher Certification Stand For?
Arnstein, George
The main argument is that standards for certifying teachers are too lax. It is argued that this might have been acceptable when there was a shortage of teachers, but, now that there is an oversupply of teachers, it is time to certify only the best qualified. The author criticizes certification practices which ignore thoretical standards and instead accredit almost any teacher education program. The role of school of education faculty is described as having an inherent conflict, in that faculty wish to help their students and are unwilling to grade them realistically and possibly limit their opportunities to get jobs. It is suggested that teaching cannot be a full status profession as long as a teaching certificate does not guarantee a high level of professional performance. (CD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented before the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (St. Louis, Missouri, February 3, 1976)