ERIC Number: ED293794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Licensing Teachers: Design for a Teaching Profession.
Wise, Arthur E.; And Others
This report presents a new comprehensive design for licensing teachers. The design would require beginning teachers to complete a supervised internship as the penultimate step in the licensing process. Local school districts, operating under state guidelines, would be expected to make carefully planned internships available to all beginning teachers. Upon successful completion of the internship, the beginning teacher would be eligible to take the state-administered test of teaching skills. This test would assess the candidate's ability to analyze and respond to teaching situations. The design, adapted from study of licensing in other professions, represents a substantial departure from traditional and recent approaches to teacher licensing. It represents an effort to provide the public with a high level of assurance that novice teachers are fit to practice. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Internship Programs, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Predictive Measurement, Professional Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills, Testing
The Rand Corp. Publications, P.O. Box 2138, 1700 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.