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ERIC Number: ED434084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Pages: 17
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Powerful Teacher Education: A Shared Decision Making Approach To Impact Public Policy.
Pultorak, Edward
This paper discusses recent Illinois legislation related to education reform and some collaborative approaches being used to impact public policy. It shares implementation updates regarding the rules and regulations attached to the legislation and how these changes could impact educational excellence, equity, and accountability in the 21st century. The Illinois Association of Teacher Educators Legislative Ad Hoc Committee reviewed a 1996 IATE position paper for all items that were still important, developed a survey instrument to collect membership input regarding current issues, and shared survey findings. This paper states survey results in percentage of agreement of the 40 individuals who completed the survey. Nearly all agreed that IATE should encourage the continuous review of all regulations and laws pertaining to Illinois teacher education. Just under half felt that new standards for Illinois teacher education programs were not flexible enough. Most felt that the new standards for Illinois teacher education programs should be aligned with national standards. Three quarters believed the Illinois State Board of Education should require an induction program during the 4-year initial certification period. Most believed mentor teachers should receive professional development credit for mentoring student teachers. Most also believed that, in alternative teacher certification, students must complete a practice teaching experience that addresses four important issues. An appendix presents raw survey results with abbreviated questions. (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois