ERIC Number: ED417135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education: A History.
Ducharme, Edward R.; Ducharme, Mary K.
On the 50th anniversary of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), this book examines the history of AACTE's work. Section 1 describes the early history, from 1902-1947, when it was the American Association of Teachers Colleges (AATC). Section 2 discusses the years from 1948 forward, when the AACTE was formed and the constitution and bylaws were drawn up. AACTE was the result of a merger between the AATC, National Association of Colleges and Departments of Education, and National Association of Teacher Education Institutions in Metropolitan Districts. AACTE's purpose is to provide, through professional organization and cooperation, for the continuous search for and promotion of ideas and practices which are most effective in the education of teachers. Section 3 discusses AACTE's publication efforts, including the Journal of Teacher Education and books, pamphlets, and monographs related to teacher education. Section 4 examines recurring themes in AACTE's work, including accreditation, internationalism, quality of teacher education students, diversity and multiculturalism, extended programs, locus of teacher education, technology, gender, and research. Section 5 describes processes AACTE has developed for various awards, including the Distinguished Achievement Award series, Edward C. Pomeroy Award, David G. Imig Award, and Margaret Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research. Section 6 discusses the future of AACTE. Three appendixes list past presidents of AACTE, Pomeroy Award recipients, and Imig Award recipients. (Contains 50 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Diversity (Student), Educational Quality, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Sex Differences, Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness
AACTE Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-1186 (AACTE members $10, nonmembers $15).
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.