ERIC Number: ED471464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Quality in the Southeast: A Call for Regional Action.
Berry, Barnett; Buxton, J. B.
This publication focuses on the teaching quality goals and priorities of nine Southeastern U.S. states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee), reviewing each state's Title II proposals. The report highlights seven priority areas of focus for regional alliances: constructing teacher and teaching data and accountability systems; linking student and teaching standards; identifying teachers' content-specific professional development needs; developing performance-based teacher education, licensing, and induction systems; revising teacher testing; identifying, selecting, and training mentors and assessors; and revising re-licensing systems. The publication also examines other areas of focus and potential initiatives: alternative high quality routes into teaching; professional development for college and university faculty; expanded professional development schools; and effective principals' institutes for new leadership to support teaching quality. Overall, the states are at different points in developing prototypical models and the necessary blend of political, policy, and technical support to achieve their respective goals and objectives. However, their goals are extremely similar. An appendix presents a summary of state Title II teacher quality enhancement program priorities. (Contains 10 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teacher Induction, College Faculty, Data Collection, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Principals, Professional Development Schools, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Evaluation
Southeast Center for Teaching Quality, University of North Carolina, General Administration, P.O. Box 2688, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688. Tel: 919-843-9516; Fax: 919-843-7616. For full text: http://www.teachingquality.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southeast Center for Teaching Quality, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II