ERIC Number: ED593607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov-16
Teacher Preparation Policies and Issues in the Higher Education Act. CRS Report R45407, Version 3. Updated
Kuenzi, Jeffrey J.
Congressional Research Service
Quite commonly, reports on elementary and secondary school teachers begin with the rather obvious notion that the quality of instruction is critical to student learning. Decades of federal policymaking have been built on the premise that good pre-service preparation is an effective route to quality teaching and, ultimately, improved educational outcomes. Current policy continues this approach through provisions in Title II, Part A of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA, P.L. 89-329, as amended). This report provides a description of current programs and provisions in Title II-A and identifies a number of the key issues that may be part of the debate over the reauthorization of the HEA. The report begins with a discussion of the broader context within which this conversation might occur.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Accountability, Program Evaluation, Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Performance Based Assessment, Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Federal Aid, School Districts
Congressional Research Service. Web site: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service (CRS)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965; Higher Education Act Title II