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ERIC Number: ED242659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A National Emergency in Teaching. A Report from the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Will the nation have the trained teaching force required to deal with educational problems in the 1980s and beyond? Concern with the issues that relate to the answer to this question led the Council of Chief State School Officers to appoint an Ad Hoc Committee to investigate these issues. The committee sent a survey to the 50 chief state school officers in the summer of 1981 to document then current state policies which affected the quality of teachers and training. This report consolidates and synthesizes information from the survey into six chapters. Chapter I deals with attracting, preparing, licensing, and retaining persons for the teaching profession. The second chapter discusses attracting people to the teaching profession. Chapter III examines issues involved in preparing persons for teaching. The fourth chapter details the licensing of persons for the teaching profession. Chapters V and VI outline ways to retain teachers and research recommendations respectively. The appendix offers a state by state breakdown on chapter topics. (JMK)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Change, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Placement, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.