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ERIC Number: ED418073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-15
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Shaping Educational Policy in Maryland: Teacher Education Reform and Beyond.
Hinkle, Dennis E.; Proffitt, Thomas D.; Pilato, Virginia H.; Rosenthal, Michael
Maryland's teacher education reform began in 1991, when the Maryland Higher Education Council (MHEC) charged a task force with recommending a comprehensive approach to educating teachers that combined a solid foundation in academic preparation with promising developments in professional practice. The task force report recommended a 4+1 model for initial teacher preparation that had all teacher candidates complete a baccalaureate program with a major in a specific discipline followed by a 1-year internship. MHEC then directed the Secretary of Higher Education to develop a strategy for implementing the report's recommendations. A steering committee was developed that involved public schools, colleges, business, government, and the community in five design teams. There was considerable debate about the 4+1 approach. The committee created a report with 21 recommendations. Of utmost importance to them was recognizing the need for a solid foundation in academic disciplines for preservice teachers and for multiple paths to teacher certification. In 1995-1996, the recommendations began to be implemented. A redesigned teacher education program approval process linked to the recommendations began. Other initiatives that have grown out of the recommendations include: the State Teacher Education Council; Teacher Candidate Assessment Task Force; Maryland Partnership for Teaching and Learning in K-16; NCATE-Maryland State Partnership; National Commission on Teaching and America's Future; and State Task Force on Reading. The paper examines major implications at the school, college, and state level of these interlocking initiatives. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland