ERIC Number: ED268104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Responding to Change From Without.
Hall, Carroll L.
This paper first discusses similarities between the medical profession and the present status of the education profession. Discussion centers on changes in education in New Mexico generated by external agencies to which colleges are having to respond, as did medical schools in the past. The New Mexico State Department of Education developed the Staff Accountability Plan, addressing the issue of teacher and administrator accountability and certification through three provisions: a written basic skills assessment for admission to teacher preparation programs; professional and content-specific knowledge for initial certification; and an integrated program of on-the-job performance evaluation using criteria of effective teaching and staff development activities. How the various colleges of education throughout the state have responded to these required changes is discussed. Also discussed are the experimental results of a cooperative effort between the University of New Mexico, the Albuquerque Public Schools, and the State Department of Education, involving the use of observation instruments and scales in a fifth-year internship program. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Chicago, IL, February 26-March 1, 1986).