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ERIC Number: ED499181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Toward a National Framework for Evidence of Effectiveness of Teacher Education Programs. Perspectives. Fall 2007
Russell, Alene; Wineburg, Mona
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
University-based teacher education programs and all of their components, including the content disciplines such as mathematics and science, are undergoing an unprecedented degree of scrutiny and challenge. Today, the entire concept of university-based teacher preparation is being questioned, mostly by critics outside the academy, and it is no trivial matter to produce sound evidence of teacher or program effectiveness. The American Association of State College and Universities (AASCU) is committed to helping institutions improve the effectiveness of their teacher education programs and to improving the evidence and data that demonstrate that effectiveness. This document demonstrates the need for a national framework for collecting evidence of the effectiveness of teacher education programs, including guidelines that institutions can use to develop data systems that promote a culture of evidence on their campuses. Such a framework should be developed collaboratively, broadly agreed upon, and implemented on a state-by-state basis. Included herein are considerations that should guide the development of a national framework. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A