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ERIC Number: ED417139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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NCATE Accreditation: Strengthening Preparation by Involving Students.
Dove, Jamie; Garten, Ted; Heinrichs, Ron; Hofmeister, David; Lamson, Sharon; Trumble, Angie
This paper cites ways to strengthen accreditation preparation and program design through student involvement, cites ongoing benefits of such involvement for the professional development of preservice teachers, and provides examples of student involvement in one regional university's accreditation processes. A student committee was formed at the university to publish a brochure, to give presentations, and to serve as peer information resources concerning National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) processes. They brainstormed questions that students might have about the process, then developed and distributed the brochure. A committee of 12 students collaborated with faculty to write a curriculum folio for a specialty organization. They worked with faculty over time to review syllabi and matrix specialty organization standards. The experience of matching the syllabi to standards was very beneficial to students because it taught them the complexities of planning and coordinating teacher education programs. Students consulted on the development of a diversity plan within the teacher education program. In response to student influence, faculty members traded visits with a historically black university which heightened awareness about African Americans and the types of support and programming they needed. The campus became known as one that supports culturally diverse students. Eight students presented performances which featured their action research, professional portfolios, and technology lessons, to the NCATE Board of Examiners. Both faculty and students considered student participation a positive experience. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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