A license to teach: building a profession for 21st-century schools

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Westview Press, Feb 15, 1995 - Education - 225 pages
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The authors propose a comprehensive plan for licensing analogous to those in other professions. An extensive analysis of licensing examination and preparation grounds specific proposals for new assessments for teachers based on complex, real-life teaching tasks. The book also describes the kind of rigorous preparation program teachers should experience along with designed and supervised internship in specially designated professional development schools.This book offers much-needed, practical advice on how to prepare and evaluate teachers for the challenging work they must accomplish. Agreement on standards for teacher preparation and licensing—among teachers, policymakers, and lay people—would go a long way toward improving the quality of education for children while also strengthening and improving the teaching profession itself.

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Contents

What Teachers Need to Know and Be Able to
16
The Need for New Assessments in Teaching
49
New Assessment Strategies in Teaching
71
An Architecture for a Licensing System
89
Developing Prototype Assessments for Licensing
110
The Internship
126
Implementation Concerns
148
Minnesotas Vision for Teacher Education
169
Model Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing
178
Minnesota Licensure Standards for Teachers
189
Secondary EnglishLanguage Arts Performance
195
Code of Ethics for Minnesota Teachers
202
About the Book and Authors
217
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