ERIC Number: EJ783101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 4
What's Good for the Goose...: Inconsistency in the NCATE Standards?
Fein, Albert H.
Multicultural Education, v11 n4 p54-55 Sum 2004
Many schools that prepare teacher candidates for certification are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which requires six standards for accreditation based on the following categories: (1) Candidate, Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions; (2) Assessment System and Unit Evaluation; (3) Field Experiences and Clinical Practice; (4) Diversity; (5) Faculty Qualifications, Performances, and Development; and (6) Unit governance and Resources (NCATE, 2002). This article addresses a possible inconsistency in these standards. To borrow from a well-known bit of folk wisdom, the author addresses a "what's-good-for-the-goose-is-good-for-the-gander" issue inherent in the standards for students compared with those that apply to faculty. Stated in other terms, the author wishes to raise an issue of justice and of appropriate modeling.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Certification, Accreditation (Institutions), Teaching Skills, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Student Teaching, Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, National Standards
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