ERIC Number: EJ874623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Recognition: An Exercise in Authentic Professional Development
Bock, Shelley H.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n1 p30-33 Jan 2010
In the field of education, measuring the quality of teaching has reached a level of critical concern not only in K-12 academic education but also in the field of Career and Technical Education (CTE). Measuring the quality of teaching is integral to maintaining high standards. The state of Mississippi recognized a need for a systematic way to identify those secondary CTE teachers who are demonstrating high-quality practices that show positive results. The establishment of the Exemplary Teaching Program (ETP), a competitive process for evaluation, was developed to recognize teachers demonstrating standards-based exemplary practices worthy of replication. Modeled after the original exemplary teacher recognition program established by the former National Center for Career and Technical Education, this award program provides a structured process for demonstrating exemplary teaching that is aligned to customized standards of practice. The basics of the program can be used by anyone to develop a relevant, statewide evaluation program for CTE teachers.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Professional Development, Demonstration Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Recognition, Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Improvement
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi