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ERIC Number: ED349304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Policy and Practice toward the Improvement of Teacher Education: An Analysis of Issues from Recruitment to Continuing Professional Development with Recommendations.
Zimpher, Nancy L.; Howey, Kenneth R.
This publication analyzes teacher education policy and practice with respect to teacher recruitment, induction, and continuing professional development with the intention of stimulating dialogue, debate, and collaboration among state agencies, state boards of education, teacher training institutions, legislators, and those involved in teacher certification. Following a foreword and preface, the document is organized into six sections: (1) Recuitment of a More Highly Qualified and Diverse Population into Teaching; (2) Selection and Early Screening into Programs of Teacher Preparation; (3) More Coherent and Potent Programs of Initial Teacher Preparation; (4) Selection into Teaching; (5) Toward Entry-Year Designs as a Necessary Extension of Preservice; and (6) Continuing Professional Development. From 3 to 12 subtopics are discussed in each section, and each section concludes with a comprehensive set of interrelated policy and practice recommendations for studied deliberation among leaders, particularly those in state education agencies who can effect some of the proposed changes. A bibliography containing 77 references is included. (LL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, Policy Formation, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation)
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521 (Order Number PPD:92l, $8.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.