ERIC Number: EJ694567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 19
On Building a Unified System of Accreditation in Teacher Education
Murray, Frank B.
Journal of Teacher Education, v56 n4 p307-317 2005
As of September 2003, there are officially two recognized accreditors for teacher education programs in the United States, each with a distinctly different approach to accreditation. The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), the more recently developed accreditor, has been criticized for promoting "accreditation shopping," lacking standards, illegitimacy, insensitivity to diversity, and divisiveness. TEAC's position on each of these issues is explicated along with an analysis of other issues that in contrast to the foregoing, are genuine and truly distinguish the two accreditors. An exploration of the differences and similarities between TEAC and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education suggests the ingredients of a unified accreditation system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States