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ERIC Number: ED434082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Teachers for the 21st Century.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This brochure gives a brief overview of Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer's focus as 1999-2000 Education Commission of the States (ECS) Chairman. Section 1 discusses a focus on quality, explaining that students learn more from well-prepared, quality teachers and that the challenge is how to equip every teacher with the necessary abilities and tools. Section 2 examines lessons learned from the past several decades about ways to increase teacher quality. Section 3 focuses on what must happen next in public education, noting the importance of such things as implementing performance-based assessment systems for students and teachers; emphasizing classroom performance in university-based teacher education programs; encouraging effective alternative teacher certification and preparation strategies; and restructuring schools to become learning organizations. Section 4 discusses the work that lies ahead for the ECS, including identifying key issues; clarifying and cataloguing new and promising policy options; and encouraging and helping state leaders in their quest to develop effective policy structures. Section 5 explains how states can participate. Section 6 presents a schedule of events during 1999-2000 for the ECS. Section 7 offers 16 World Wide Web resources. (SM)
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427. Tel: 303-299-3669; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site: .
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.