ERIC Number: ED446140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
McREL 2000 Education Policy Forum (Denver, CO, August 14-15, 2000). Meeting Notes.
The focus of the annual policy forum of the Mid-continent Regional Education Laboratory (McREL) in 2000 was teacher quality, focusing on teacher shortages, teacher preparation, licensure, and certification. The forum was designed to give policymakers research-based information related to policy issues and to give them opportunities to share insights and experiences. Discussions were framed by three policy issue presentations: (1) "What Are States Doing To Recruit, Retain, and Compensate Quality Teachers" by Calvin Frazier, exploring what quality means and described efforts states are making to enhance teacher quality and teacher satisfaction; (2) "Alternative Certification and Teacher Quality," by Emily Feistritzer, providing an overview of key issues surrounding teacher preparation, including an exploration of teacher shortages and an overview of alternative licensure programs; and (3) "New Standards for Teacher Preparation" by Donna Gollnick, describing what the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education is doing to help raise the quality of teacher preparation. Question-and-answer sessions and team meetings are also summarized in this report. Appendixes contain the agenda, advance materials, the follow-up issued by McREL, and a summary of participant evaluations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Aurora, CO.