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ERIC Number: ED375143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Issues in Teacher Education and Professional Development in the United States: Implications for Australia.
Williams, Don
In Australia at present, there is no central agency for the accreditation of teacher education courses. This paper examines the implications for Australian Schools of Education of the key issues of accreditation of courses and faculties, licensing of beginning teachers and advanced certification, and continuing professional development of teachers in the United States. A discussion of the newly published, revised standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) points out that some States are accepting these standards while others have complementary or separate standards. Licenses to teach are issued by the States to graduates of approved courses and to those who enter via alternative routes. Conditions, probationary periods and test requirements may apply. The Educational Testing Service conducts the National Teacher Examination and is now publishing its new Praxis tests. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is currently field testing its methods for rigorously assessing teacher performance in order to grant advanced certification to teachers with at least three years' experience. Professional development schools, clinical schools and laboratory schools are linking preservicce teacher education and inservice education to promote the simultaneous renewal of teachers and teacher educators. (Contains 16 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States