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ERIC Number: EJ787268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Reviewing and Refining: A Professional Education Unit's Journey toward Accreditation
Anderson, Kelly M.; Spooner, Melba; Calhoun, Mary Lynne; Spooner, Fred
Teacher Education and Special Education, v30 n2 p1-10 Spr 2007
This manuscript seeks to share the continuous improvement endeavors by the College of Education faculty and administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from initial preparation and planning through their successful national and state accreditation achieved in November 2005. Beginning with the unit's revision of their conceptual framework and alignment of their professional educator preparation programs to the revised NCATE standards, the authors hope to provide concrete illustrations of how very basic elements of "collaboration," "shared decision making," "open communication," and "purposeful engagement among all constituents" led to successful achievement of national and state accreditation, and may be accomplished by other universities and colleges as they pursue this milestone achievement toward excellence in teacher education.
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina