ERIC Number: ED218228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Certification Patterns as Service/Suppport to Training Programs.
Hobar, Nicholas; Gabrys, Robert
This edited transcript of a presentation on state requirements for teacher certification deals with two topics: (1) a model for establishing certificate specifications as an indicator of entry level competencies expected of educational personnel; and (2) relationships among state departments of education divisions, bureaus, units, and sections which are responsible for public school curricula, instruction, and professional development. A conceptual approach for establishing a comprehensive state system of schooling is introduced and linked to local educational goals and student needs at different developmental levels. The suggested framework places a priority on learners, with required teacher competencies built around learner needs. Questions are raised on certification policies and on the training of teachers in subject areas across developmental stages. The development of a learner-oriented certification policy for middle grades teachers in West Virginia is given as an example of the coordination of curriculum policy and training options to create supportive certification practices. (FG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Planning, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Minimum Competencies, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, State Standards, Student Needs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Qualifications
Not available separately; see SP 020 080.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In its: Innovative Delivery Systems to Meet School Staffing Needs. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (53rd, Williamsburg, VA, June 23-25, 1981).