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ERIC Number: ED307234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Professional Standards for Teaching: The Assessment of Teacher Knowledge and Skills.
Sykes, Gary; Wilson, Suzanne M.
A report is given of the work of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the implications of introducing a new status--the board-certified teacher--into the educational system. The newly formed board will sponsor the development of procedures for the voluntary certification of teachers to a standard of advanced competence--a step beyond simple state licensure. The advanced certification is to be controlled by the profession, not by the state, and it is voluntary, not mandatory. It aims not at entry-level, safe practice, but at advanced levels of knowledge and skill. It should accommodate and encourage innovation and change within the field. A description is given of the teacher assessment project which was created to explore and generate alternative strategies for assessing teachers knowledge and skill. A discussion is presented on the possible consequences for educational policy and teacher education of introducing the concept of board-certified teachers into the educational system. (JD)
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.