ERIC Number: ED462112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May-15
Recommendations to the Virginia Community College System Concerning the Role of Virginia's Community Colleges in PK-12 Teacher Preparation.
Virginia Community Coll. System, Richmond.
This document discusses the teacher preparation recommendations from a task force put together by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). These recommendations are needed due to the shortage of teachers and the lower national tests scores of U.S. high school students. The task force offers suggestions on four faculty-related topics: (1) curriculum planning and development; (2) Praxis (National Teacher Exam) preparation; (3) teacher recruitment and collaboration; and (4) teacher colloquia. The task force suggests more interactive workshops for faculty development, more sharing of successful instructional models, and more teacher collaboration within and between disciplines. The task force also suggests a more concerted effort on the part of colleges to recruit potential teachers through avenues like publications, the Internet, and the media. In addition, colleges should let potential teachers know about available opportunities for financial support, employment, and professional development. The appendix includes a calendar of yearly activities, a listing of task force members/committees, and the current status and future plans for teacher preparation with regard to the VCCS. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Community Coll. System, Richmond.