ERIC Number: EJ783318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Advocacy and Teacher Preparation Programs
Grymes, Joanna M.
Childhood Education, v84 n2 p94-D Win 2007
The Association for Childhood Education International has a long and rich history serving as an advocate for children, families, education, and the profession. Position papers and resolutions on such myriad topics as play, standardized testing, and child soldiers show the organization's resolve to continuously move efforts forward for children and education. The continued connections among ACEI, UNICEF, and UNESCO provide credence to the Association's commitment to international advocacy concerns, and not those limited to only the United States. Standards for teacher education programs are underscoring the role of advocacy in the professional life of teacher candidates and beginning teachers. While the words "advocate" or "advocacy" do not appear in the current ACEI standards, the rubrics for the standards do call for actions related to advocacy. Target level indicators related to advocacy are listed, as well as initial preparation rubrics for candidates.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Position Papers, Beginning Teachers, Advocacy, Standards, Teacher Role, Professional Associations
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