ERIC Number: ED461628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Completing the Circle of Education Reform: The Need for Standards, Assessments and Supports for Teacher Educators.
Vaughan, Joseph C.
This report describes an effort to enhance the effectiveness of teacher educators. The endeavor, which is in its early stages, is a work-in-progress initiated by the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). The goals of the initiative are to reach consensus on standards for teacher educators; develop rigorous, fair, and feasible assessments related to the standards; explore supports needed to help teacher educators attain the standards; and examine effective uses of the standards, assessments, and supports in improving teacher educators, teacher education, teaching, and learning. The report presents information on the importance of teacher educators; the role of the ATE in this effort; why work is needed in this area; basic tenets of the work on standards, assessments, and supports for teacher educators; challenges and issues in developing teacher educator standards, assessments, and supports; how ATE's Commission on Teacher Educator Standards and its colleagues will proceed; potential uses and benefits of teacher educator standards, assessments, and supports; and current developments. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Standard Setting, Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Educators, Teacher Evaluation
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.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.
Note: With the assistance of Roy A. Edelfelt, W. Robert Houston, and Susan Arisman. A Report and Planning Paper from the Association of Teacher Educators' Commission on Teacher Educator Standards. For related documents, see SP 038 041 and 042.