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ERIC Number: ED241457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Texas Deans Look at NCATE.
Gilman, Peter J.
To determine the current perception of the teacher education leadership in Texas regarding the importance or value of accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a questionnaire was sent to the deans and chairmen of colleges, schools, and departments of education throughout the state. There are 64 colleges or universities in Texas with state-approved teacher education programs. Thirty Texas programs are accredited by NCATE. Twenty of the NCATE-approved schools are state supported and 10 are private. Responses were received from 58 of the 64 institutions for a 91 percent return. Of the responses, 29 were from NCATE-accredited institutions and 29 from non-NCATE institutions. This document presents a summary of the responses from these institutions. Responses are presented on the final question, which asked about advantages or disadvantages attributed to seeking and attaining NCATE accreditation. Most respondents listed the time and expense of self-study preparation and the NCATE visit as disadvantages. Advantages included prestige associated with NCATE accreditation and possible reciprocal certification benefits among states. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas