ERIC Number: ED257835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Teacher Certification. Hot Topics Series No. 9.
Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN. Center on Evaluation and Research.
This document consists of more than 30 previously published journal articles and reports that focus on aspects of teacher certification. Section one of this volume presents articles on the specific issues and problems underlying the current condition of teacher quality that affect decision making policy. The imminent shortage of qualified teachers is discussed. Section two reviews state efforts to attract and retain qualified teachers through incentive programs and examines recruitment efforts and practices of teacher education programs. The lack of standardized admission criteria across states is discussed. The third section provides articles highlighting reasons for increasing state intervention in the teacher education process and includes a discussion on the need for cooperation among educational policy makers and leaders. Results of two recent surveys investigating the current condition of teacher education and certification are summarized. In section four, two recent studies comparing the relationship between certification requirements and job performance are discussed, as well as a report on research studies focusing on clinical experience in teacher education programs. An examination of present state certification and teacher education programs is offered in section five. The sixth section addresses the topic of testing as a prerequisite to certification. The final section deals with various legal aspects concerning teacher education and certification. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Higher Education, Incentives, Legal Problems, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand, Testing
Phi Delta Kappa, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN. Center on Evaluation and Research.