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ERIC Number: ED231801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Proposed Accreditation System (An Alternative to the Current NCATE System).
Scannell, Dale P.; And Others
A proposal to develop an alternative to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation process is designed to overcome deficiencies in the existing system. The proposal includes a rationale and design for the new system, a discussion of the governance and participation problem, and a timeline and process for adoption and implementation. Major elements of change included in the proposal are: (1) Accreditation decisions are made for the teacher education unit, not for individual programs or categories; (2) Continuing accreditation replaces the current concept of re-accreditation; (3) Articulation is provided between state approval and national accreditation; (4) Visiting team members are selected from a Board of Examiners, members of which are highly skilled in evaluation techniques and well-trained in NCATE processes and standards; (5) Five unit-focused standards replace the current six families for basic and advanced programs; and (6) The NCATE Annual List is expanded to include a description of the unit and data which describe the support level for professional education programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.