ERIC Number: ED441175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Compulsory Teaching Qualifications for FE Teachers. FEDA Responds.
This document details the position of the Further Education Development Agency (FEDA) regarding 21 issues included in a recent initiative to introduce compulsory initial teaching qualifications into further education (FE) and the requirement that such qualifications should meet national standards. The following are among the positions taken by the FEDA on the 21 issues addressed: (1) FEDA is confident that the proposed skills required of FE teachers reflect those required for initial teacher training as seen by all key stakeholders; (2) teachers in postcompulsory education should themselves be able to demonstrate levels of key skills equivalent to those demanded of teachers in the compulsory sector; (3) all full-time FE teachers should be required to have a threshold qualification; (4) teachers should receive credit for existing qualifications; (5) 2 years seems an appropriate time in which new full-time teachers are expected to achieve a threshold qualification; (6) exemptions from the threshold requirement should be granted to existing unqualified full-time teachers under a narrow set of circumstances; (7) some distinction between the requirements for full-time and part-time teachers should be permitted; and (8) a professional body for FE established by the sector itself is the best means of implementing qualification requirements. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Beginning Teachers, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, National Standards, National Teacher Certification, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Selection, Teaching (Occupation)
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom. Tel: 020 020-7840-5302; Fax: 020-7840-5401; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.feda.ac.uk.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom