ERIC Number: ED434082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Teacher Certification, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence, Teachers
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427. Tel: 303-299-3669; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.