ERIC Number: ED166790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Politics of Performance-Based Teacher Education and Certification.
Ashbaugh, Carl R.
Because the institution of performance-based teacher education and certification (PBTE) affects the allocation of resources for teacher education and certification, the movement has become highly political. The political contenders in the struggle to institute PBTE include teachers, administrators, university educators, federal governments, state governments, local governments, professional organizations, national accrediting associations, and foundations. Those who support PBTE include university education departments, and the U.S. Office of Education. Those who will probably oppose PBTE include the National Education Association, state agencies for higher education, those in the academic disciplines, and small private colleges. It is now difficult to assess effects of PBTE. If it is widely accepted, the governance of teacher training will be greatly affected. PBTE may become a bargaining issue. The greatest barrier to implementation may be acquiring needed funds. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Higher Education, Political Influences, Political Issues, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
Not available separately--see EA 011 280
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper from "The Changing Politics of Education: Prospects for the 1980's" (EA 011 280); For related documents, see EA 011 280-309