ERIC Number: ED266086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers' Totter: A Report on Teacher Certification Issues. Occasional Paper of the Institute for the Study of Educational Policy No. 6.
Dilworth, Mary E.; Perry, V. Y-Tessa
Teacher certification issues are considered from the perspective of blacks in the profession. It is argued that teacher certification tests mandated by states threaten to reduce significantly the number of new minority teachers and seriously harm the historically black institutions of higher education that train teachers. The development of teacher training requirements, the history of blacks in the teaching profession, and the use of testing to prove accountability are considered. Recommendations are made on how teacher training and testing could be reorganized to be more effective and more sensitive to the concerns of minority teachers. Two federal court decisions on civil rights issues are appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Black Colleges, Black Teachers, Court Litigation, Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Standardized Tests, Teacher Certification, Test Validity
Institute for the Study of Educational Policy, Howard University, 2900 Van Ness St. N.W., Washington, DC 20008 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for the Study of Educational Policy.