ERIC Number: ED451528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reclaiming the Word "Standards": Professional Standards for Teachers of English Language and Literacy in Australia (the STELLA Project).
Doecke, Brenton; Gill, Margaret; McClenaghan, Douglas
In 1998, the Australian Research Council provided funding for a three year research project to develop professional standards and assessments for the English teaching profession. The project team is a consortium of researchers from three major universities together with the two national English teaching associations and representatives from state government education departments. In this paper, two of the researchers, Margaret Gill and Brenton Doecke from Monash University, and a teacher, Doug McClenaghan, reflect on the collaborative nature of the project and the central role the profession itself is playing in developing and validating nationally recognized sets of standards which will define what both the beginning and accomplished English teacher should believe, know, and be able to do. (Contains 13 notes.) (Author/EF)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Evaluation Research, Foreign Countries, National Standards, Program Design
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/00pap/bis00031.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia