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ERIC Number: EJ1095242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Deans for Impact: Who We Are and What We Stand for
Gallagher, Karen Symms; Smith, Tom E. C.; Anderson, Charis
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n7 p39-42 Apr 2016
A vision statement and call to action from Deans for Impact--a group of deans committing themselves to a set of principles intended to elevate the performance of educator preparation programs and the status of teachers. Their objectives include: Develop a consensus around a professional knowledge base for teachers; create a tighter connection between K-12 systems and schools of education; require states to make data available to programs and the public about teachers prepared by each institution; aim the research lens inward to evaluate and identify the most effective elements teacher education; rethink structures and incentives in higher education institutions to create entities that are more nimble and receptive to change; and develop a strong professional network for schools of education leaders that connects them to peers and helps them lead change within their institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; California; Massachusetts; Michigan; Missouri; Oregon; Virginia