ERIC Number: ED416223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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How To Succeed in a Joint State-NCATE Review.
Samaras, Anastasia P.; Francis, Shari L.; Holt, Yvonne D.; Jones, Thomas W.; Martin, David S.; Thompson, Joan L.; Tom, Alan R.
A group of teacher education faculty, state certification officers, and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) staff share what they have learned from State-NCATE joint review and accreditation visits. In the state-NCATE-based approach, the NCATE reviews the operation of the units, and the state reviews content preparation programs using its own process and standards. Dilemmas concerning the joint review that are addressed include: (1) issues of partnership versus ownership; (2) process versus product frameworks in planning; and (3) proactive versus reactive measures for institutions of higher learning and state organizations for the accreditation of teacher education. Conceptual and practical suggestions are offered for working collaboratively to develop high-quality teacher education programs and successful joint review and accreditation visits. The successful cooperation between states and the NCATE has been demonstrated at the Catholic University of America and Gallaudet University. The joint review process will work successfully if all constituents understand that collaboration efforts are about the children who will benefit. (Contains 1 table and 11 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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