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ERIC Number: ED447019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Program Standards for the Initial Preparation of Teachers of Social Studies.
National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
These guidelines are derived from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) document, "National Standards for Social Studies Teachers." The guidelines are intended to be used by institutions that prepare teachers to assess the quality of their teacher preparation programs for licensure (or certification) in comprehensive social studies and/or the individual disciplines of history, geography, civics and government, economics, and psychology; and by NCSS program reviewers who participate in the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or state-level procedures for approving programs at institutions that seek national accreditation and state approval. The guidelines (1) discuss review procedures such as the process for review of institutional programs, the process of review of state standards and procedures, and the way NCSS selects participants for institutional and state reviewer roles; (2) present an introduction to program standards; and (3) outline and detail Interdisciplinary Social Studies Themes Standards, Disciplinary Standards for the individual social studies disciplines, and Programmatic Standards for Initial Licensure. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.