ERIC Number: ED147310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Commissioned Papers of the Illinois Policy Project: Accreditation, Certification and Continuing Education.
Koff, Robert H.; And Others
The papers contained in this document were commissioned for presentation to the Illinois Project on Accreditation, Certification, and Continuing Education, designed to define issues, analyze procedures, and make recommendations to the Illinois State Board of Education and a national audience of educators and policy makers. Two papers (Arnstein, Wiley and Gore) review current issues in accreditation and certification at the national, state, and interstate levels, and outline topics for future investigation. These papers were prepared for submission to the Phase One Conference devoted to the identification and articulation of policy issues. The Florio paper summarizes results of that conference, detailing the sub-issues in each of the major areas of concentration. Phase Two of the Project involved the formation of three task forces to explore issues defined in Phase One and make policy recommendations concerning those issues to the Illinois State Board of Education, and other interested publics. Three papers (Bentz, Hazard, and Stiles) were commissioned for this phase, and they help to clarify for task force members the background information on accreditation/program aporoval, certification, and continuing education within the social, legal, and political policymaking arenas in which they exist. Phase Three of the Project consisted of a national dissemination conference coinciding with the final draft recommendations and reports of the three task forces. Comments at the Dissemination Conference prompted the commission of the Levin paper, which examines, in detail, a variety of economic variables affecting accreditation certification and continuing education. In addition it describes procedures that can be taken to carry out the accreditation/program approval functions from a cost-utility analysis perspective. (MJB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Roosevelt Univ., Chicago, IL. Coll. of Education.; Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see SP011 995 and ED128 346