ERIC Number: ED256215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Showcase for Excellence: Developing Models to Enhance the Teaching Profession.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
A proposal for developing models to enhance the teaching profession is described, along with the 1983-1984 activities of the Task Force on Excellence in Education of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The Task Force proposed that during the 1984-1985 academic year AASCU should conduct a competition among its member institutions for the development of program models in eight categories requiring initiatives and innovation in the teaching profession. The eight categories are as follows: attracting more talented students as majors in the field of education; developing more innovative teacher preparation curricula; strengthening relationships with local school districts; building and sustaining new strategies for involving the university in teaching preparation programs and enhancing the institutional climate for teaching and learning; creating new strategies for ensuring the quality of education graduates; initiating innovative applied research projects in education and disseminating the findings within the institution and to other schools; discovering new ways of training teachers to deal with disadvantaged youth; and providing professional leadership to influence state policies affecting the field of teacher education. (SW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agency Role, Education Majors, Educational Change, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Models, Position Papers, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Associations, Schools of Education, State Colleges, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching (Occupation)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.