ERIC Number: ED550465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Reference Count: 14
Increasing the Application of Developmental Sciences Knowledge in Educator Preparation: Policy and Practice Issues [Brief]
Watson, Bernardine H.; Leibbrand, Jane A.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
This brief is a summary of "Increasing the Application of Developmental Sciences Knowledge in Educator Preparation: Policy Issues and Recommendations" by Robert C. Pianta, Randy Hitz and Blake West. It includes highlights and policy recommendations contained in that paper. This brief argues that teachers and education administrators need access to developmental Sciences knowledge--specifically about child and adolescent development--in order to make the most of students' abilities to engage with and benefit from the new policy reforms. In addition, it is believed that if teacher education is to be a relevant factor in coming education reform, a far better job of incorporating the developmental sciences knowledge into the fabric of programs and the process of teacher licensing must be done. This brief also lays out evidence that indicates there is currently no consistent, systemic, or programmatic linkage between the developmental sciences and educator preparation and describes the issues and barriers that must be overcome to create the necessary linkages. The report "Increasing the Application of Developmental Sciences Knowledge in Educator Preparation: Policy Issues and Recommendations" (ED550462) and this brief end with concrete recommendations for how developmental sciences knowledge can be integrated into federal and state policy, educator preparation programs, and accreditation practices--for the benefit of our children, our schools, and our society.
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Assessment, Teacher Education Curriculum, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Debate, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, State Standards, Academic Standards, State Policy, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Capacity Building, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8
Sponsor: Strategic Knowledge Fund
Authoring Institution: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education