ERIC Number: ED413329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Creating the Vision: Using Best Practice Standards To Transform Teacher Education.
Salzman, Stephanie A.; Denner, Peter R.; Harris, Larry B.
This paper summarizes the major points in a workshop that focused specifically on the challenges of transforming the teacher education program at Idaho State University to a standards-driven, assessment-informed, collaborative model. The program goal was that prospective teachers develop the knowledge, dispositions, and skills deemed essential for the beginning professional. After reviewing the context for reform, each of the four major initiatives undertaken towards systemic transformation of the program was discussed. These include: (1) development of a conceptual model; (2) core standards for beginning teachers; (3) a learner-centered professional development process; and (4) standards-based assessment. The transformation of the program resulted in opportunities to identify professional beliefs of "best practice" and to use those beliefs for the ongoing development and improvement of teacher education. (Contains 11 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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