ERIC Number: ED437382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Teacher Preparation STaR Chart: A Self-Assessment Tool for Colleges of Education. Preparing a New Generation of Teachers.
Recent studies suggest that less than half of the nation's teacher preparation institutions require students to design and deliver instruction using technology, and even fewer require technology use during student teaching. The School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart for schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDEs) was designed to address the lack of technology preparedness in today's teacher education programs. The Teacher Preparation STaR Chart was developed with the assistance of a wide group of stakeholders, including deans, faculty members, students, superintendents, educators, and business community members. It offers individual SCDEs an explicit tool for determining their current standing and future directions. It provides a visual display of key factors for the integration of technology in all aspects of teacher preparation. Section 1 of this document sets the context for using the Teacher Preparation STaR Chart. Section 2 explains how to use this self-assessment tool, presenting a call for action. Section 3 emphasizes how to understand the STaR Chart, focusing on roles for the college or university as a whole; roles for the SCDE deans and directors of teacher education; and roles for faculty, students, and alumni. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, School Role, Schools of Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Role, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: CEO Forum on Education and Technology, Washington, DC.