ERIC Number: ED425127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants for States and Partnerships: HEA, Title II.
Earley, Penelope M.
The Higher Education Act (HEA) was enacted during the 1960s to help needy college students attend institutions of higher learning via federal grants and loans. Since then, amendments to HEA have established and supported various college and university-focused programs. Teacher education initiatives were placed in Title V of the HEA. A coalition of education organizations suggested replacing Title V with a new three-part program, and the U.S. Department of Education advanced a two-part initiative. Eventually, the Senate and House developed and passed a final bill using components from several teacher education legislative proposals. The HEA includes a new Title II authorizing programs to recruit and prepare teachers and gather data on the U.S.'s teacher education system. Title II's purpose is to recruit teachers in areas with shortages of qualified personnel, prepare teachers in content and teaching methods, and gather data on state and college or university policies and procedures regarding teacher quality. Title II funds three related programs: partnerships, state initiatives, and teacher recruitment. This monograph explains the three programs, then discusses authorization level for the programs; data reporting by states and institutions of higher education receiving HEA funds; and preparation for Title II implementation (Title II awards, constructing a systemic framework, and data reporting). (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Grants, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, State Programs, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title II