ERIC Number: ED489091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Teacher Education: Scan of Issues, Roles, Activities, and Resources
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) developed this report to promote greater understanding of underlying teacher education issues, in connection with continuing state-level activity and the pending reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. This paper offers a brief overview of five interrelated topics pertaining to teachers: teacher preparation, licensure and certification, employment issues, professional development, and accountability. Organized by topic, it provides some background and context, outline of the policy-related issues, governmental roles, examples of organizational activities, and key resources offering 50-state data. Three appendices serve as companion pieces, organizing the material for ready reference. Appendix A: Guide to Organizations offers greater detail on organizations mentioned in this scan; it describes organizational purposes and activities in a more holistic way, crosscutting the five topics. Appendix B: Checklist of Organizations, a one-page table, offers a concise summary of organizational activity by topic. Appendix C: Recent Reports on Teacher Education highlights selected reports on these topics published in recent months.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Employment, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Employment Benefits, Professional Development, Accountability, Organizations (Groups), Resources, Reports
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.