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ERIC Number: ED481984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 11
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Implementing New Accreditation Standards: One Program's Experience.
Christy, W. Keith; McNeal, Larry; Chesser, Jo
Colleges of education in Arkansas are required to obtain accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This group refers the accreditation requirements to the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA). One of the NPBEA responsibilities is that of establishing structure and maintaining quality of leadership preparation programs. The NPBEA assigns the specific responsibility of determining the standards and requirements to be included in an educational administration program to the Educational Leadership Constituent Council. In January 2003, the council revised the standards and the required reporting process. This revised system of accreditation requires institutions preparing educational administrators to make candidate performance the foundation of the learning experience. This transition takes the focus from just the teaching act to the effects of teaching on student learning, including knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Departments of educational administration at colleges and universities seeking NCATE accreditation must now meet the revised standards as part of their institutional review. This paper describes one program's experience with this process and offers suggestions to others approaching the task. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas