ERIC Number: ED392349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Course: Teacher Education Reform at State Colleges and Universities.
Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities, Oshkosh, WI.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This volume documents 213 reform efforts in teacher education programs at state colleges and universities around the United States. The programs were described by deans and directors of teacher education in a survey of 321 institutions. Survey respondents were asked to propose up to three brief descriptions of successful teacher education reform initiatives on their campuses. The submissions are organized in 11 chapters based on the program categories of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) "Goals for Preparing Teachers." Chapters describe programs which feature reform efforts in the following areas: (1) standards for teacher education--admission, retention, and exit; (2) diversity in teacher education--faculty, students, and curriculum; (3) the changing curriculum in teacher education; (4) clinical dimensions of teacher education; (5) modeling effective instruction and creative teaching; (6) higher education collaboration with K-12 schools and the community; (7) continuing professional development; (8) alternative routes to licensure; (9) changing role, responsibilities and reward systems for faculty; (10) research for school improvement; and (11) developing models to enhance the teaching profession (the Christa McAuliffe Showcase for Excellence). Each entry describes the program, the intended outcomes, the lessons learned, and gives a contact's name, address, and telephone number. Appendixes contains information on the review committees that worked on the volume. (JB)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Clinical Experience, College Admission, College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Creative Teaching, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Models, Professional Continuing Education, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power, State Colleges, State Universities, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Role
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-1192 ($14 members; $18 nonmembers plus $4 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities, Oshkosh, WI.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.