ERIC Number: ED471241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Excellent Teachers for All Texas Schools: Proposals for Engaging Educational Stakeholders in Concerted Action. A Report by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation Forum.
Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.
This report presents recommendations for providing excellent teachers in all Texas schools. It notes that while state-level policy reforms have helped advance the quality of educator preparation, university-based programs have been unable to produce sufficient numbers of teachers to keep up with the rapidly growing student population. Teacher shortages are a major challenge facing Texas education today. Recommendations are presented for professional partners, including: the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (e.g., provide and coordinate funding from external resources for educational research and policy studies contributing to increased instructional effectiveness); State Board for Educator Certification (e.g., create a systematic teacher induction program); university/community college governing boards and chief executive officers (e.g., articulate the importance of the university's teacher preparation function, reinforcing it as a critical, university-wide mission); university/college deans and faculty (e.g.; actively promote university-wide faculty participation in teacher preparation); public school administrators and teachers (e.g., actively promote teaching as a worthwhile and meaningful profession); education service centers (e.g., collaborate with universities to provide high quality professional development); foundations (e.g., support collaborative planning opportunities between public school and university educators and other stakeholders); and business and organizations (e.g., invest in teacher scholarships and work internship programs for preservice teachers). (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Role, Deans, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Preservice Teacher Education, School Business Relationship, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Role, Teacher Shortage
Sid W. Richardson Foundation, 309 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-4088. Tel: 817-336-0494; Fax: 817-332-2176.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas