ERIC Number: ED265099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Report to the President of the United States [from the] Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education, National Networking Conference [on] Teacher Preparation and Retention.
Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Based on a two-day national networking conference composed of policymakers from the public and private sectors, this report proposes ten steps for improving teacher preparation and retention in order to upgrade the quality of education nationally and halt the growing shortage of teachers in specific subject areas. Specifically, it was proposed that: (1) accurate information is needed to anticipate teacher supply and demand and identify needed program changes; (2) multiple routes into teaching are needed; (3) colleges and universities should have institution-wide responsibility for rigorous subject matter and pedagogical training of teachers; (4) teacher certification must be candidate-based and accurately reflect school level teaching responsibilities; (5) site-level supervision should be provided for all new teachers; (6) retraining current teachers to respond to shortage areas should be a high priority; (7) the best teacher evaluation systems are locally developed; (8) greater incentives and rewards are needed to attract and retain talented teachers; (9) private sector participation in public education needs to be encouraged; and (10) resource networks should be expanded to share successes and lessons learned. A summary of the networking conference dialogues is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education (ED), Washington, DC.