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ERIC Number: ED353225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 47
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The "Re" Maelstrom of Educational Reform: Restructure, Renewal, Reform, Recreate, Reconstitute, Redesign, Refurbish, Rethink, Redraft, Restrengthen.
Pellow, Randall A.; Kuhns, Polly
When evaluation is applied to teacher education programs in higher education, a myriad of issues emerge which make assessment complex and critical, especially during the era of reform. The purpose of this paper is to establish a comprehensive overview of assessment processes and reform efforts in teacher education programs. Organized into five sections, the report examines: (1) the nature of program evaluation (an historical overview, current trends in program evaluation, and Federal and State initiatives); (2) issues on restructuring teacher preparation programs; (3) teaching as a profession, alternative certification, the profession of teacher education, and clinical field experiences; (4) basic education reform efforts at State and Federal levels (mentoring programs, school-site management and teacher empowerment, outcome-based measurements, reports on basic education reform efforts, and Federal initiatives); and (5) school-university collaboration. In compiling a literature review, over 100 sources were utilized to discern historical and current practices regarding assessment procedures and resultant reform efforts. These sources are noted in a reference list. (LL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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