ERIC Number: ED448116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Guidebook for Colleges and Universities Preparing Social Studies Teachers. National Standards for Social Studies Teachers, Volume III.
National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
This guidebook, designed to assist colleges and universities to meet National Council for the Social Studies/National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education program standards, is one of three documents that deal with national standards for social studies teachers. The guidebook is intended to help colleges and universities assess the subject matter strengths and weaknesses of their social studies teacher education students to determine the extent to which their programs meet the national standards. Following an introduction, the guidebook consists of three main sections: (1) a set of guidelines on ways of meeting the standards; (2) a compendium of examples of good assessment tasks; and (3) a copy of an article that describes a perspective on using program approval standards and processes to improve programs for preparing history teachers. The guidebook offers examples of and suggestions on how teacher education programs faculty might meet the NCSS/NCATE standards. Discusses incorporating "National Standards for Social Studies Teachers" and "Program Standards for the Initial Preparation of Social Studies Teachers" into college and university programs. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, National Standards, Social Studies, Teacher Education
National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016; Web site: http://www.socialstudies.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the National Council for the Social Studies and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCSS/NCATE) Assessment Criteria Project. This project was funded by a grant from the National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching through the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future and NCATE. For the related documents, "National Standards for Social Studies Teachers," see SO 032 211, and "Program Standards for the Initial Preparation of Social Studies Teachers," see SO 032 212.