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ERIC Number: ED542758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 47
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
Our Responsibility, Our Promise: Transforming Educator Preparation and Entry into the Profession
Council of Chief State School Officers
This report was written by the Task Force on Educator Preparation and Entry into the Profession. The task force is made up of current and former chiefs who are members of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) with input from partners at the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and the National Governors Association (NGA). This report is a call to action for chiefs and an invitation to colleagues, especially members of NASBE and NGA who contributed to this report. The members of the task force ask those in educator preparation and others interested in transforming entry into the education profession for teachers and principals to join them in supporting the implementation of the recommendations contained in this report. While the report attempts to focus on the state policy levers chiefs can activate, it is clear that the work required by these recommendations is not easy and will require the leadership and collaboration of all stakeholders involved in P-20 education. The focus of the task force is on teacher and principal preparation and entry into professional roles. While an educator's development will span his or her career, the entry point into the profession is the foundation for cultivating the knowledge and skills necessary for effective teaching and leading. Given this belief, the task force has defined learner-ready teachers and school-ready principals and focused on key actions that must be taken by CCSSO's membership in partnership with members of NASBE and NGA to implement the changes now needed. The recommendations contained in this report focus on the levers for change that are the responsibility of state education agencies (SEAs) and, where applicable, their partner professional standards boards: licensure; program approval; and data collection, analysis, and reporting. Appended are: (1) Task Force Members; and (2) Key Attributes of Program Approval of Educator Preparation Programs. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers