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ERIC Number: ED501705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Report of the Accreditation Task Force: Building Agreement on an Accreditation System for Educator Preparation
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NJ1)
In early 2008 the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) convened a Task Force on Accreditation to work toward a unified approach to accreditation. The Task Force brought together AACTE representatives with the two major federally-recognized accrediting agencies in educator preparation--the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)--and asked them to utilize AACTE's Principles for National Accreditation in Educator Preparation in developing a unified approach to accreditation. The charge from AACTE's Board of Directors included these elements: (1) Identify common beliefs, values, and resources present in current approaches to accreditation of educator preparation; (2) Outline the vision of accreditation in educator preparation that would guide the future structure of accrediting activities; (3) Identify building components that would serve this vision of accreditation in educator preparation; and (4) Recommend next steps and implementation needed to achieve these accreditation goals for the education profession. This Final Report seeks to provide, in brief, the background and context within which the Task Force carried out its work. The most important elements of the report are the shared vision for a unified accreditation system and the recommendations for an implementation plan to move the process forward. Every element and word of the vision statement and the implementation plan was debated and agreed to by all members of the Task Force. No votes were taken, so this is a consensus document.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education