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ERIC Number: ED339686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
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The Legacy of NCATE: An Analysis of Standards and Criteria for Compliance since 1957. Fifth Draft.
Cruickshank, Donald R.; And Others
This study was conducted in order to make public the collective criteria that have been used by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), since its inception in 1954. The report addresses the following issues: the standards to which professional education units in colleges and universities have been held when national certification is sought; the criteria used in judging preparation programs; and those standards which have remained constant or have changed since 1957. Copies of all NCATE standards and their revisions dating to their 1957 inception were sought. Six major targets (governance; admission and retention of students; faculty teaching, research, and service; curriculum; evaluation; and the context and resources supporting professional programs) were selected for interpretation. Findings suggest a very large number of criteria (145) are viewed as appropriate and necessary for use in judging preparation programs. About half of the original criteria introduced survive. They reflect many beliefs and values; they seem to be given equal importance, but vary in clarity; and they omit some important qualities of preparation programs. A second phase of this study will examine the validity of the standards to which professional education has been held. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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