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ERIC Number: EJ974522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-7
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Thorny Issues Hamper Teacher-Training Rules
Sawchuk, Stephen
Education Week, v31 n23 p1, 26-27 Mar 2012
The tenor of discussions held in Washington last week by negotiators rewriting federal rules on teacher preparation underscored deep-seated philosophical divisions within the field, including the thorny issue of how much responsibility schools of education should bear for producing effective teachers. Though the panelists did reach compromises on several occasions, negotiators differed on the degree to which teacher-preparation programs should be rated on outcome measures; how aggressive the federal government should be in holding programs accountable for such results; and the ramifications of any new requirements on states with training programs of varying sizes and missions. The negotiated rulemaking concerns the reporting and accountability requirements for teacher colleges, which are housed in Title II of the Higher Education Act, and the TEACH grants, a financial-aid program created under a budget-reconciliation bill five years ago. TEACH grants subsidize the tuition of teacher-candidates who commit to high-needs schools and fields. The rulemaking is one part of the U.S. Department of Education's blueprint for overhauling teacher training, which was formally unveiled last fall. It was unclear by the end of this week's sessions whether negotiators, who hail from such areas as public and private training programs, alternative routes, the financial-aid sector, and the classroom, would reach a final consensus on draft regulations. If they do not, the Education Department can issue its own set.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title II