ERIC Number: EJ625730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Overreliance of Accreditors on Consensus Standards.
Murray, Frank B.
Journal of Teacher Education, v52 n3 p211-22 May-Jun 2001
Argues that the legitimacy of accreditation in teacher education is rooted in political consensus, power, and scholarship. Because these roots are fragile, there is no accepted concept of educational malpractice. The legitimacy of accreditation should be rooted in scholarly evidence that the program has fulfilled the claim that its graduates are able to be competent, caring, and qualified teachers. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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