ERIC Number: ED461626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Standards for Teacher Educators.
Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.
This list of seven standards for teacher educators explains indicators and potential sources of evidence for each standard. The standards are: (1) model professional teaching practices which demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes reflecting the best available practices in teacher education; (2) inquire into and contribute to one or more areas of scholarly activity that are related to teaching, learning, and/or teacher education; (3) inquire systematically into, and reflect on, their own practice and demonstrate commitment to lifelong professional development; (4) provide leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs for educating teachers that embrace diversity, and are rigorous, relevant, and grounded in accepted theory, research, and best practice; (5) collaborate regularly and in significant ways with school, university, state education agency, professional association, and community representatives to improve teaching learning, and teacher education; (6) serve as informed, constructively critical advocates for high quality education for all students, public understanding of educational issues, and excellence and diversity in the teaching and teacher education professions; and (7) contribute to improving the teacher education profession. Assessment modes for determining the proficiency of teacher educators are described. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Portfolio Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Standard Setting, Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Educators, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Researchers
Association of Teacher Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Suite ATE, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 703-620-3110; Fax: 703-620-9530; e-mail: ATE1@aol.com. ($10 for the three related publications).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.
Note: For related documents on teacher educator standards, see SP 038 042 and 043.