ERIC Number: ED250309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-22
Reference Count: N/A
Regional and National Voluntary Accreditation. "The Place and Appropriate Future of National Accreditation."
Kunkel, Richard C.
This paper presents a brief history of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), defining it as a national effort of voluntary accreditation. Distinctions are drawn between national voluntary accreditation and regional accreditation, with these distinctions being placed in a perspective of state licensure and program approval. Some program evaluation and accreditation qualities are identified that should serve as a value base to effectively undergird future national accreditation. A brief discussion is given of some guiding principles that have been leading the NCATE movement to redesign its functions, roles, and relationships. A presentation is made of tentative timelines and goals for NCATE becoming a more effective national voluntary system to assure both consumer protection and excellence in teacher education. Eight recommendations are made for deliberation by the Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC.