ERIC Number: ED335305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
What State Leaders Can Do To Help Change Teacher Education. Advancing the Agenda for Teacher Education in a Democracy: A Guide for State Leaders.
Frazier, Calvin; Callan, Patrick
Changing the conditions under which teachers are prepared is a necessary condition for changing schools. This policy guide emphasizes the role of the state in providing an environment for change. The guide particularly discusses the state's use of incentives and sanctions to raise the visibility and urgency of teacher education reform to the highest levels in colleges and universities. The discussion of what state policymakers can do to help reform teacher education is organized around five major topics: (1) beliefs undergirding the policy recommendations; (2) implications of "restructuring" teacher education; (3) leveraging change in teacher education; (4) state oversight as a force for change; and (5) the cost of change in teacher education. Specific recommendations include establishing clinical schools, eliminating the practice of granting emergency teaching certificates, and terminating teacher education programs that are unable or unwilling to meet program standards established by the state. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, State Action, State Boards of Education, State Standards
AACTE Publications, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-2412 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., Houston, TX.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Educational Renewal.