ERIC Number: ED442746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Strategic Action Plan for Building Oklahoma's Future. Enacting the NCTAF Recommendations.
Oklahoma State Commission for Teacher Preparation.
This booklet presents a plan for improving Oklahoma's K-12 education. Section 1, "Getting Serious about Standards for Both Students and Teachers," includes: developing high quality student standards linked to high quality teacher standards; establishing state professional standards boards; professionally accrediting all schools of education; closing inadequate schools of education; licensing teachers based on demonstrated performance; and using National Board standards. Section 2, "Reinvent Teacher Preparation and Professional Development," discusses: organizing professional education and development around student and teacher standards; instituting extended teacher preparation programs; creating and funding mentoring programs for beginning teachers; and creating stable, high quality sources of professional development. Section 3, "Overhaul Teacher Recruitment and Put Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom," discusses: helping financially disadvantaged districts pay for qualified teachers; aggressively recruiting high need teachers; redesigning district hiring; and eliminating barriers to mobility. Section 4, "Encourage and Reward Knowledge and Skills," discusses: developing a career continuum linked to assessments and compensation that rewards competencies; removing incompetent teachers via peer systems; and setting goals/enacting incentives for National Board certification. Section 5, "Create Schools that are Organized for Student and Teacher Success," discusses: flattening hierarchies and reallocating resources; providing venture capital in the form of challenge grants; and selecting, preparing, and retaining appropriate principals. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrators, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, National Standards, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment
Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, 3033 North Walnut, Suite 220E, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Tel: 405-525-2612.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Commission for Teacher Preparation.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma