ERIC Number: ED401237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Creating a Culture of Quality and Credibility in Teacher Education. A Call to Action.
Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.
The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Commission on Quality Standards and Enhancement of Teacher Education was commissioned in 1993 to study and disseminate information on the status and effectiveness of college/university-based preservice teacher education programs. This document summarizes the contents of the Commission's full report. The first section examines seven key areas of current teacher education programs, based in colleges or universities, in partnership with local schools. Section two addresses the impact on teacher education of the movement to enhance quality and strengthen accountability through the setting of performance, discipline, and current standards. The third section outlines 13 specific recommendations for action by the education community. These recommendations are based on three principles established by the Commission: (1) all teacher education programs should meet a high level of quality, well beyond minimum standards; (2) multiple types of evidence on the effectiveness of teacher education programs must be developed and maintained at the program, state, and national levels; and (3) an ongoing, targeted dissemination and public information plan is needed to promote the image and stature of teacher preparation. (ND)
Descriptors: Accountability, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Quality Control, Standards, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
Association of Teacher Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Suite ATE, Reston, VA 22091-1502 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.