ERIC Number: ED364519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Shared Vision: Policy Recommendations for Linking Teacher Education to School Reform.
Frazier, Calvin M.
This publication presents recommendations for state policy that are meant to promote the simultaneous reform of both K-12 education and teacher education. The main body of the document consists of recommendations based on recurring themes gleaned from interviews with state leaders: (1) the state legislature should adopt statutory provisions declaring that the state expects cooperation from institutions of higher learning and public schools; (2) the state legislature should designate the parties responsible for directing the simultaneous renewal of teacher education and school restructuring; (3) the state should set standards for basic-skill levels, teaching performance, and knowledge base expected for licensure; (4) through standards, the state should indicate its expectation for critical conditions and programs to undergird all teacher education programs; (5) the state should view beginning teacher induction as an integral part of teacher preparation; (6) the state should require recertification programs; (7) the state should adopt funding mechanisms for establishing the components of a comprehensive teacher education and school renewal program; and (8) the state should adopt a plan for evaluating the effectiveness of the teacher education system. (LL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary Secondary Education, Full State Funding, Higher Education, Leadership Responsibility, Linking Agents, Policy Formation, Public Schools, School Restructuring, Schools of Education, State Action, State Legislation, State Officials, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.