ERIC Number: ED455729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May-10
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Role of Higher Education in Preparing California's Teachers: A Roundtable Policy Discussion.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
The California Postsecondary Education Commission convened a roundtable to begin discussing issues related to the changing role of higher education in preparing California's teachers. This report summarizes presentations by the three keynote speakers at the roundtable and provides highlights of the policy discussions among the participants. The first paper, "National Perspective on Teacher Preparation Issues," (by Eric Hirsch) explains that much of the pressure California is feeling is being felt across the United States. State legislatures are moving to address these challenges with a variety of initiatives and programs to change teacher preparation programs. "California's Current Policy Environment and Overview of New Directions in Teacher Education," (Gary Hart), discusses programs related to internships, pre-internships, diversity, beginning teacher induction, teacher quality, and professional development. "Improving the Linkage between Higher Education and K-12," (Dede Alpert), describes work being done to bring California's Master Plan for Higher Education up to date. Roundtable discussions focused on recruitment, teacher preparation and professional development, and some overarching issues related to the fragmentation of governance and the lack of consistent and meaningful evaluation strategies. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Public Policy, Teacher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Workshops
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268; Web site: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: California