ERIC Number: EJ1052091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Using Internal and External Evaluation to Shape Teacher Preparation Curriculum: A Model for Continuous Program Improvement
Norman, Patricia J.; Sherwood, Sara A. S.
New Educator, v11 n1 p4-23 2015
The same high stakes accountability measures that have shaped the K-12 educational context over the past decade have become part of the university teacher preparation landscape. National accrediting organizations have created more rigorous, outcomes-based accountability measures for teacher preparation programs. Educational stakeholders offer mixed reviews about the value and impact of these accreditation efforts. In this article, however, we argue that such external evaluation measures when paired with our own internal evaluation processes have generated meaningful changes to our elementary teacher preparation program.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Models, Program Improvement, Accountability, Outcome Measures, Accreditation (Institutions), Elementary School Curriculum, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Research, Classroom Techniques, Sustainability, Benchmarking, Curriculum Evaluation, College Programs, Teacher Education Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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