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ERIC Number: ED541693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 156
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Inquiry, Evidence, and Excellence: The Promise and Practice of Quality Assurance. A Festschrift in Honor of Frank B. Murray
LaCelle-Peterson, Mark, Ed.; Rigden, Diana, Ed.
Teacher Education Accreditation Council
The overall aim of this volume of essays is to honor Frank B. Murray's commitments to empirically-based quality assurance and to the development of increasingly effective systems of quality control in educator preparation programs. As the editors approached the authors with the invitation to contribute an essay, two characteristic aspects of Frank's own thought were mentioned to provide overall direction to the collection. The first was Frank's consistent ability to see around the corner into the future; the present is of interest not only for its own sake, but for its dynamic possibilities. The second characteristic of Frank's thinking that we noted was the knack for seeing the "big picture" of issues and educational processes as they connected to small, immediate, concrete actions. The overall idea, however, was that the set of essays, collectively, might suggest an agenda for the future of quality assurance and accreditation. This publication contains the following: (1) Framework for Festschrift Essays (Mark LaCelle-Peterson and Diana Rigden); (2) Foreword (Sandra B. Cohen); (3) Knowing by Asking: Frank B. Murray's Life of Inquiry (Daniel Fallon); (4) Time, Our Times, and TEAC (Donald Warren); (5) Five Essential Tensions in Accreditation (Jon F. Wergin); (6) Doing Better: Musings on Teacher Education, Accountability, and Evidence (Suzanne M. Wilson); (7) Higher Education, Accreditation, and Change, Change, Change: What's Teacher Education To Do? (Barbara Brittingham); (8) What Future for Accreditation: The Challenge and Opportunity of the Accreditation--Federal Government Relationship (Judith S. Eaton); and (9) Disciplining Peer Review: Addressing Some Deficiencies in U.S. Accreditation Practices (Peter Ewell). Individual papers contain references and footnotes.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teacher Education Accreditation Council