ERIC Number: ED297000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Guidelines for the Preparation of Elementary Teachers.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
This document describes preservice preparation of elementary teachers and reflects competencies that should be exhibited by beginning teachers. The guidelines are organized within components traditionally associated with undergraduate academic preparation (general studies, preprofessional studies, specialty area studies, and professional studies). These divisions, as they are used in the guidelines, do not require an undergraduate program structure for teacher preparation, nor a specific organization of curriculum. They reflect the roles and functions, and in some cases the appropriate sequence, of study considered essential to the preparation of elementary teachers at whatever academic level that preparation is undertaken. Part one describes requirements and characteristics of programs that maintain high standards of quality in the preparation of elementary teachers. Part two describes four areas related to the quality of teacher preparation: (1) relationship to the world of practice; (2) elementary education students; (3) teacher education faculty; and (4) governance and resources. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.