ERIC Number: ED448519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-11
A Forum To Expand Advanced Placement Opportunities: Increasing Access and Improving Preparation in High Schools. Finding and Training Qualified Teachers for AP, IB and Other Challenging Courses. Transcript of Proceedings (Washington, D.C., February 11, 2000).
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This transcript produces verbatim a workshop on advanced placement (AP), international baccalaureate (IB), and other challenging high school courses. The major goal of the proceedings was to increase access and improve preparation in high schools. The sessions addressed the common perception that AP courses are elitist but that the number of students taking AP courses is, nevertheless, rising. Also discussed is the need to have exceptionally qualified teachers to teach AP courses and not to consider such teachers a breed apart, with all teachers receiving equal treatment. Workshops and other training opportunities, teacher support, and the belief that AP or IB should be a national curriculum are also examined. The next section transcribes the comments of the regional director for International Baccalaureate in North America, who focused on the strong internationalism of the program, the six elements of the IB diploma program, and the importance of teacher training. The final presenter, the director of advanced-placement teacher development for Missouri, described the teacher-training institutes that Missouri AP directs. Also included are discussions of AP teachers, the importance of implementing fundamentally sound education, and how to heighten teacher motivation. A question-and-answer session followed the presentations. (RJM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Transcript was produced from a tape recording. For other transcripts of the proceedings, see EA 030 793-796.