ERIC Number: ED440935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Consultation: Professional Learning Framework for the Teaching Profession.
Ontario College of Teachers, Toronto.
This publication describes the professional learning framework for teaching that was developed by the Ontario College of Teachers, a self-regulatory body for the teaching profession in Ontario. The Ontario College of Teachers has a mandate, in legislation, to identify and accredit professional learning programs that support standards of practice for the teaching profession. These programs, when considered together, constitute the core of the professional learning framework. The framework begins with the accredited professional learning offered through preservice teacher education programs in Ontario. Options for ongoing accredited professional learning continue throughout the careers of all members of the College. This report describes the framework, then presents a chart of the promotion of ongoing professional learning in the teaching profession. Next it looks at: the principles and purposes of the framework; learning priorities and choices; professional learning required in legislation; other opportunities for professional growth and development; and the impact of the framework on teacher and student learning. The report offers a reply sheet that focuses on responses to and suggestions for the framework and on professional learning in general. An appendix presents details on standards of practice for the teaching profession. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Standards, Teacher Improvement
Ontario College of Teachers, 121 Bloor Street East, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3M5, Canada. Tel: 416-961-8800; Tel: 888-534-2222 (Toll Free); Fax: 416-961-8822.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario College of Teachers, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada