ERIC Number: EJ720097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 15
The Charlotte Collaborative Project: An Initiative to Improve Teaching and Learning by Helping Teachers Earn National Board Certification
Anderson, Kelly M.; Hancock, Dawson R.; Jaus, Victoria P.
Teacher Education and Practice, v17 n1 p89-108 Win 2004
Since its creation in 1987, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has implemented a national voluntary system to assess and certify teachers who meet rigorous teaching standards. Testimony from over 16,000 NBPTS certified teachers has revealed that the journey toward certification is often difficult, time-consuming, and resource-intensive. To assist qualified teachers make this journey and eventually earn NBPTS certification, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation began in 1998 to fund the Charlotte Collaborative Project--a multifaceted initiative to improve teaching and student learning by helping teachers in the nation's 12th-largest school district, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, earn NBPTS certification. The project was designed to serve as a prototype for organizations interested in fostering the objectives of the NBPTS. This article evaluates the project's performance and offers recommendations regarding future efforts to support NBPTS goals and the needs of NBPTS certification candidates.
Descriptors: National Standards, Teacher Certification, Educational Improvement, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina