ERIC Number: ED348146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Education Curriculum Folio Guidelines for the NCATE Review Process: Basic Preparation.
Quisenberry, Nancy L.
This publication provides guidelines for institutions of higher education preparing an Elementary Education Curriculum Folio for review by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). Preparation of folios is part of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation process. The completed form and supplementary documentation, such as sheets specifying required and elective courses, course descriptions, and syllabi of all applicable courses, comprise the folio. In the present publication, introductory material is followed by a list of 15 beliefs about elementary education and the preparation of elementary school teachers that underpin the guidelines and indicators discussed in the text. The NCATE process is then described. Six steps in preparing an NCATE elementary education folio are described next; these are: (1) becoming familiar with the elementary teacher standards; (2) collecting pertinent information about the program; (3) filling out the NCATE's matrix of standards for elementary education; (4) attaching supportive evidence; (5) reviewing the folio; and (6) submitting the folio for review. The ACEI folio review process is then described, and the steps in preparing a rejoinder, or second program review, for instituitons that may find this necessary, are explained. The bulk of the publication consists of appendixes, including: a list of Elementary Education Task Force members; specifications of NCATE program standards; a glossary of terms; a recommended syllabus outline; samples of adequate and inadequate responses for the NCATE's matrix of standards; and a folio cover sheet form. (AC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Wheaton, MD.