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ERIC Number: ED512807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Transforming Teacher Education through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers. Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NJ1)
The vision for transforming the education of the nation's nearly four million teacher workforce presented in this report comes not from any one group but from a diverse group representing a broad range of perspectives. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning is comprised of state officials, P-12 and higher education leaders, teachers, teacher educators, union representatives, and critics of teacher education. The panel spent the past ten months addressing the gap between how teachers are prepared and what schools need. As part of this effort, it has identified 10 design principles for clinically based programs and a comprehensive series of strategies to revolutionize teacher education. This report concludes with a Call to Action that urges teacher education programs to transform preparation of all teachers, regardless of where they teach, but also notes the urgent need to address the staffing and learning challenges facing high-need and low-performing schools. To support this implementation, this report calls on federal lawmakers and the U.S. Department of Education to invest Elementary and Secondary Education Act funds, funds available through School Improvement Grants for school turnaround efforts, and the continued funding of grants to school and university partnerships. (Contains 21 endnotes.)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-466-7496; Fax: 202-296-6620; Web site: http://www.ncate.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
IES Cited: ED550491