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ERIC Number: EJ844964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1945-9009
Excellence in Teacher Education: How Liberal Arts Institutions Contribute to the Conversation
Roose, Deborah; Zande, Carleen Vande
AILACTE Journal, v2 p1-14 Fall 2005
The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE), representing over 200 institutions nationwide, created the Models of Excellence (MOE) Committee to define exemplary qualities of teacher education preparation programs and to select and recognize programs that meet these high standards. With input from members of AILACTE institutions, the MOE Committee developed four Qualities of Excellence. To assess whether the Qualities accurately represent what AILACTE institutions value, the authors studied mission statements and purposes of AILACTE institutions and their teacher education programs. The results of the study and ensuing suggestions add to the professional conversation about what constitutes a quality teacher education program and reminds those in liberal arts institutions, and in the wider education community, of the unique role liberal arts colleges fill in the preparation of teachers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A