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Witty, Elaine P. – 1982
A survey of the literature on the issues and problems related to the preparation and survival of black public school teachers in the United States resulted in findings and recommendations in five areas. The first area considers literature on the underrepresentation of black teachers in public schools, studies on pupil/teacher ratios, expanded…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Black Achievement, Black Colleges, Black Education
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King, Bruce – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1991
Provides personal perspectives from teachers about the prospects and problems illuminated by Stanford University's Teacher Assessment Project. Teacher remarks address the portfolio development process, assessment centers, implications for national board certification for teachers, personal thoughts and perspectives on teaching, and the future of…
Descriptors: Assessment Centers (Personnel), Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Performance Based Assessment
National Council for History Education, Inc., Westlake, OH. – 1998
This ERIC Digest reports on the outcomes of a conference of teachers, college history professors, teacher educators, and state and local school board members. The theme of the meeting was that if, according to the standards-based strategy for democratic school reform, all students in every school are to be offered an equally solid and engaging…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Follo, Eric; Hoerr, Bill; Vorheis-Sargent, Ann – American Secondary Education, 2002
Describes urban teacher supply problem in Oakland County, Michigan. Reviews literature on urban teacher supply problem nationally. Describes Michigan's alternative teacher-certification program and Oakland University's partnership with the Pontiac School District to prepare teachers for teaching in urban schools. (Contains 50 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Teacher Certification, High Schools, Literature Reviews
Brown, Jonathan R.; Brown, Lisbeth J.; Brown, Courtney L. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Teacher preparation programs have continued to see the ever-increasing control of teacher candidates by policymakers. To control means to regulate. The problem, according to these authors, is that there are currently at least three regulating measurement and assessment obstacles faced by teacher candidates in teacher preparation programs. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Standardized Tests, Program Effectiveness
Bouchie, Mary Ellen; Vos, Robert – 1987
Vocational teachers for industrial and health occupations programs are usually recruited and selected directly from industry based upon their work experience, craft skills, and other technical criteria. This procedure provides schools with technically competent instructors who have little idea of how to teach. The certification requirements of…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Competency Based Teacher Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Sun, Ling; Bender, William N.; Fore, Cecil, III – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
This article describes development and implementation of the Western Carolina University Teacher Support Program, a multi-component Web-based special education teacher development course. The program is intended to reduce stress and burnout, improve retention, develop problem solving strategies, and improve the effectiveness of teachers.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Extension Education
Sparrow, W. Keats – 1980
Six problems in coordinating a graduate program for two-year college English teachers are discussed in this paper. The problems are: how to implement national guidelines for such programs, how to staff the programs, how to accommodate traditional university personnel guidelines and regulations to the nontraditional staff for the programs, how to…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Coordination, Educational Needs, English Teacher Education
Mann, George; Henderson, Eddie; Riney, Mark – 2003
This paper describes an initiative designed to address the various problems that paraprofessional school personnel face in becoming certified teachers. Personnel directors from the Amarillo Independent School District, Texas, met with college personnel to discuss problems in helping teaching aides become certified in shortage areas. They…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel
Breshears, Sherry – TESL Canada Journal, 2004
As ESL/EFL teachers, how do we fit into the spectrum between unskilled workers and highly trained professionals? This article examines three features of the traditional professions and applies them to the ESL/EFL context. It considers problems with the lack of mandatory standardized certification, critically assesses attachment to the university,…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Professional Development, Differences, Language Teachers
Ellett, Chad D. – 1980
An overview is presented of a performance-based assessment system, Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments (TPAI), developed by the Teacher Assessment Project at the University of Georgia to measure competencies of beginning teachers for initial professional certification. To clearly separate the preparation and certification functions within…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Competency Based Teacher Education, Higher Education, Legal Problems
FERRANTE, LOUISE ANN – 1962
AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE OF PROBLEMS AND PERSONAL NEEDS IN NEW YORK STATE REIMBURSED PROGRAMS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ADULT EDUCATION IN HOME ECONOMICS AS SEEN BY TEACHERS AND BY ADULT EDUCATION DIRECTORS, OF PROGRAM AND TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS, AND OF DIFFERENCES IN ASSESSMENTS BY TEACHERS UNDER DIFFERING TYPES OF CERTIFICATION. QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES…
Descriptors: Administrators, Attendance, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis
Denton, David R. – 1998
Teachers and administrators often note that preservice programs do not prepare future teachers adequately to teach reading. Several Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have addressed this problem. In 1997, the Georgia Professional Standards Review Commission began examining reading certification requirements and found that most teacher…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
Hirtle, Jeannine S.; McGrew-Zoubi, Robin; Lowery-Moore, Hollis – 1999
This paper is a mid-project report of a study being conducted of a block of education methods courses (i.e., courses on classroom management, content area reading, secondary methods, and the professional educator) for students seeking emergency certification. This block is being taught 80% asynchronously through the Internet and 20% synchronously…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Conventional Instruction
Hunsaker, Don; Sigler, Gary – 1979
As required by state law, a consortium was developed by Eastern Washington University (consisting of the training institution, 10 school districts, and their professional organizations) whose responsibilities were the development of competencies for special education teacher training, supervision of teacher training programs, and evaluation of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Consortia, Curriculum Evaluation, Handicapped Children
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