ERIC Number: ED231801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
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)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Educational Change, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Evaluation, Organizational Effectiveness, Policy Formation, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Proposals, Schools of Education, Standards, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.