ERIC Number: ED241507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-17
Oversight on Teacher Preparation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
A full report is presented of testimony on teacher preparation given by witnesses before the subcommittee on postsecondary education. Included are the remarks and prepared statements of the following witnesses: (1) Marie D. Eldridge, Administrator of the National Center for Education Statistics, who discussed survey data on making teacher education curriculum more rigorous, raising the criteria for entering teacher education programs, and extending the teacher education program beyond four years; (2) C. Emily Feistritzer, of Feistritzer Associates, who presented an analysis of data pertaining to enrollments of students, numbers of people going into teaching, salaries of teachers, and economic conditions of schooling; (3) David G. Imig, Executive Director of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, who reported data regarding student population, teacher education faculty, curriculum revision, standards, funding of education departments, and examples of innovative practices; and (4) Phillip C. Schlechty, Professor of Education, University of North Carolina, who explored issues of student teacher quality and the number of teachers who are now being graduated and hired by school systems. (JD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Admission Criteria, Career Ladders, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.