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ERIC Number: ED135738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
National Issues in Education Professions Development. Fall 1976.
National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development, Washington, DC.
This report presents views on issues facing policymakers as they consider changes in federal support for the training and retraining of teachers and staff in America's schools and colleges. It is organized in three sections. The first is a brief history of the Education Professions Development Act (EPDA) of 1967 which sketches legislative backgrounds, the renewal scheme, and the EPDA summative evaluation. The second section presents seven national issues in education professions development: (1) centralization vs. decentralization; (2) evaluation, oversight, and advisory councils; (3) strengthening the science of teacher education; (4) the politics of governance in teacher education; (5) the economics of teacher education--who pays, who benefits; (6) the demographics of teacher education--changing needs; and (7) additional unresolved issues. The third section provides concluding remarks. Appendix A lists categorical federal programs for training educational personnel; Appendix B explains and lists federal programs providing for professional development. (MM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Professions Development Act