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Rosner, Frieda C. – 1980
Two approaches to setting standards for the professional performance of teachers are contrasted. One involves a coherent professional belief system in which an internal standard is invoked within a conceptual framework. It is exemplified by Sigel's Distancing Model, and involves a theoretical standard for teacher performance and emphasizes the…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Higher Education, Models, National Competency Tests
Smith, B. Othanel – 1980
A plan is proposed for the revision of the National Teacher Examinations. The plan is based on measuring what is taught in teacher education curricula. Preservice pedagogical education consists of two types of studies: academic pedagogy and clinical pedagogy. Academic pedagogy consists of concepts and principles pertaining to the making of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Elementary School Teachers
Wisniewski, Richard – 1981
Predicated on the fact that the National Teacher Examination (NTE) is a sociocultural artifact, this paper emphasizes teacher education curricula as a basis for the NTE. The focus is on the social dynamics of the classroom, which is a complex set of interactions far richer than the particularistic bits of information tested by the NTE. Proponents…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Employment Qualifications, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness
James, Richard L. – 1980
Black educators and black teacher education are directly affected by the "back to basics" movement, the minimum competency testing program, and the use of standardized test scores as a criterion for teacher certification. Black educators have a high stake in the back to basics movement, and it is important for them to be involved in the…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Black Colleges, Black Teachers, Evaluation Criteria
Gasque, Alice T. – 1986
The Board of Regents of South Dakota's public colleges and universities decided in 1984 to implement a Value-Added Testing program (an exit test required for graduation) modelled on the Northeast Missouri State University plan. The plan was intended to increase student learning, improve curricular design, and encourage excellent teaching.…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Witty, Elaine P., Ed.; And Others – 1980
The purpose of this conference was to identify and examine factors which are increasingly restraining the education, certification, employment, and retention of black teachers. The two-day conference included the presentation of seven papers on the following topics: (1) changes in the faculty and student body populations in black colleges and the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, Black Teachers, Change Strategies