ERIC Number: ED496410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Leave No Teacher Behind
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Trusteeship v12 n5 Sep-Oct 2004
The education of prospective teachers is one of those academic pursuits that is vital to the national interest. Yet teacher education in the academy is under assault. Critics include influential school superintendents, scholars, public servants, and prominent business leaders. Their lack of confidence in teacher-education programs should be a major concern for trustees, especially because we are now at crossroads for college and university-based teacher education. In this article, the author describes the challenges to academic teacher education and discusses ways in which trustees can help determine the ultimate fate of teacher education as an academic enterprise by becoming leaders in reform.
Descriptors: Trustees, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Administrator Role, Leadership Responsibility, Instructional Effectiveness, Performance Factors, Curriculum Evaluation
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.