ERIC Number: ED353211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The Redesign of NCATE, 1980-1986.
Gideonse, Hendrik D.
By 1978, those associated with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) knew that serious internal and external problems existed. This paper describes the redesign of NCATE and is presented as a case study of political, organizational, and professional complexity. Data were gathered from four sources: (1) published material pertaining to redesign and its antecedents; (2) all pertinent records of the NCATE Council and Coordinating Board; (3) 35 one-hour telephone interviews conducted between the end of November 1989 and the beginning of March 1990; and (4) interviewee responses to the draft of the present paper. The benefit of a decade's perspective reveals a profession responding to its own perceived needs to change. Findings suggest that on the strength of the evidence in this case, teacher educators have acquired a broader and deeper reality principle and public mindedness; proponents of reform can take useful lessons from the NCATE story. Three appendices list names and professional affiliation of case study interviewees, November 1989 to March 1990; NCATE case interview questions; and an abbreviated NCATE Redesign Chronology. (Contains 38 selected references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Organizational Change, Peer Evaluation, Policy Formation, Professional Associations, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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