ERIC Number: ED267418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Acknowledging changes in educational theory, research, and practice that inevitably determine the emphases in preservice teacher education programs, these updated guidelines give teacher preparation policymakers, state and local education leaders, and the public an overview of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes a teacher education graduate needs to begin a career in the classroom. Following an introductory chapter that relates the 1986 guidelines to current aims of language arts instruction, the document is divided into two sections. The first part identifies and defines the knowledge, pedagogical abilities, and attitudes that teachers of English language arts must acquire and develop through their preservice programs knowledge required includes language development; composing and analyzing language; reading and literature; nonprint media; instructional media; evaluation; and research. Pedagogical skills include instructional planning, strategies, and assessment; instruction in oral and written language, reading, literature, and nonprint media, and in language for learning; and instructional uses of emerging technologies; attitudes include concern for students; adaptability; and professional perspective. The second section discusses the kind of campus-based and field-based learning experiences prospective teachers should have during their preservice education and outlines the nature of a preparatory program that incorporates the contents of the first part in the educational experiences of prospective English language arts teachers. (HOD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Guidelines, Job Skills, Knowledge Level, Language Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 47305, $2.00 member, $2.50 nonmember).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: Prepared by the NCTE Standing Committee on Teacher Preparation and Certification. Revision of NCTE's 1976 "Statement on the Preparation of Teachers of English and the Language Arts" (ED 127 628).