ERIC Number: ED315873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Who Sets the Standards? The Need for State Professional Standards and Practices Boards. Occasional Paper Series.
Scannell, Dale; And Others
Four states--California, Minnesota, Oregon, and Nevada--have autonomous Professional Standards and Practices Boards (PSPBs) accountable only to the legislature of the state; 44 other states have PSPBs with advisory prerogatives relative to setting licensure/certification standards and/or policing the conduct of teachers. This report is the product of a task force appointed by the Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and Affiliated Private Universities. The charge to the task force was to determine the impact of the boards on institutional curriculum autonomy, program development, and teacher licensure, and to formulate a policy position for the members of the Association. As a result of the study, the Association adopted a resolution supporting the concept of autonomous PSPBs with the following characteristics: (1) established by statute; (2) provided an independent staff and budget; (3) membership reflecting various professional components and the general public; (4) members charged to represent the profession and to base decisions on the welfare of children and youth and thus the society at large; and (5) required to provide public access to issues considered and actions contemplated. The report proper provides background information plus the detailed task force recommendations and recommended strategies. Appendixes describe the nature and composition of the boards of the four autonomous states. The Association supports the concept of national certification and will develop a plan for coordination among states of efforts to achieve legislation establishing autonomous PSPBs. (MLF)
Descriptors: Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Organizational Objectives, Schools of Education, State Standards, Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation)
Dale G. Andersen, Secretary, Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and Affiliated Private Universities, College of Education, University of Nevada, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and Affiliated Private Universities.