ERIC Number: ED453169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Getting beyond Talk: State Leadership Needed To Improve Teacher Quality. Educational Benchmarks 2000 Series.
Cornett, Lynn M.
This report restates selected Southern Regional Education Board policy recommendations on teacher quality since the early 1980s, outlines key policy areas that need attention, and provides examples of state actions to make needed changes. Regarding teacher preparation, the report discusses university responsibility, partnerships with schools, and accountability and incentives. The report focuses on early recruitment of new teachers, alternative paths to teaching, raising the standards for licensure, and supporting teachers in the early years. In regard to veteran teachers, the report looks at strengthening licensure renewal, providing quality professional development, and ensuring a qualified teacher in every classroom. The report examines salary and compensation to match state goals and incentives and career supports which focus on improving student achievement. Finally, the report discusses coordination of state action and cross-cutting issues (college-school partnerships, data and information systems, and clear communication to the public). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, State Government, State Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Skills
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318. Tel: 404-875-9211; Web site: http://www.sreb.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.