ERIC Number: ED424213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May-7
Reference Count: N/A
Better Teachers for Today's Classroom: How to Make it Happen. Hearing on Examining Proposals To Provide More Qualified Teachers in the American Classroom, Focusing on Certain Provisions on the Proposed Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (S. 1882 and H.R. 6) Affecting Institutional Eligibility for Student Aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session (May 7, 1998).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
The Committee on Labor and Human Resources examined the need for more qualified teachers in America's classrooms. Senators Bingaman and Jeffords made opening statements regarding the importance of the issue, then Margot Schenet, a specialist in social legislation with the Congressional Research Service, discussed the need for program quality in postsecondary schools and the role of the federal government. Her statement addressed institutional eligibility for student aid under the Higher Education Act. Statements from Kati Haycock, Director of the Education Trust; Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President of the American Council on Education; Arthur Wise, President of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; and Donald Warren, Dean, School of Education, Indiana University followed. They addressed the importance of teacher quality and competency in providing optimal education to diverse students. An opening statement by Senator DeWine discussed the crisis in teacher education in the U.S., examining NCATE accreditation. Statements from Thomas Payzant, Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, and Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of the Maryland State Department of Education, follow. Payzant discussed the type of training teachers need to succeed in Boston's public schools. Grasmick discussed teacher education initiatives and reforms in Maryland. Prepared statements by Senators Bill Frist and Edward Kennedy supported the statements of the previous speakers. A prepared statement of the National Education Association made recommendations for achieving the goal of improved educational quality. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Government Role, Hearings, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Qualifications, Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland