ERIC Number: ED461860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Guidelines for the Preparation of Teachers of English Language Arts. 1996 Edition.
Small, Robert C., Jr.
Serving as a guide for developing and/or assessing teacher-preparation programs in English language arts, this newly expanded document opens with a set of general underlying principles and then examines closely the attitudes, knowledge, and pedagogical skills that effective teachers should demonstrate. New to the 1996 edition are chapters that: identify the characteristics of effective teacher-preparation programs; relate the guidelines to the National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association "Standards for the English Language Arts" and to other professional organizations' standards; discuss how preservice English language arts teachers can make an effective transition to the classroom; and show how teachers can best use inservice training to develop professionally. An appendix presents "A Personal View from a Beginning Teacher" by Larry Crapse. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Guidelines, Job Skills, Knowledge Level, Language Arts, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the 1986 edition, see ED 267 418. Prepared by members of the National Council of Teachers of English's Standing Committee on Teacher Preparation and Certification. Endorsed by NCTE's Executive Committee, February 1996.