Building a Profession: Strengthening Teacher Preparation and Induction
Report of the K-16 Teacher Education Task Force, American Federation of Teachers. The task force calls for an urgent national commitment to bring higher quality, greater resources & more coherence to the way higher education screens & prepares teacher education candidates. Chapters: teacher education; liberal arts & sciences requirements; teacher education entry requirements; the education curriculum; the arts & sciences major; clinical experience: pre-service student teaching; exiting teacher education & entering the profession; induction programs for beginning teachers; recommendations; & roles & responsibilities. Bibliography. Appendix: alternative certification.
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academic major alternative certification programs alternative programs alternative route alternative teacher-certification programs alternative-route arts and sciences assess bachelor's degree basic literacy beginning teachers BUILDING A PROFESSION campuses classroom clinical experience clinical training cooperating teacher courses criteria CURRICULA IN PEDAGOGY curriculum cut-scores develop education faculty EDUCATION TASK FORCE ensure enter entry Exams are required FEDERATION OF TEACHERS Feiman-Nemser Feistritzer and Chester five-year FORCE AMERICAN FEDERATION Fordham Foundation grade point average graduation grams high school Hispanic induction program institutions internship K-16 TEACHER EDUCATION mathematics mentor teachers National NCATE percent pre-service PREPARATION AND INDUCTION professional prospective teachers recommendations REPORT require an academic rigorous school district skills sophomore standards STRENGTHEN THE CLINICAL STRENGTHENING TEACHER PREPARATION student learning student teaching subject-matter knowledge TASK FORCE AMERICAN task force calls teacher education candidates teacher education programs TEACHER EDUCATION TASK teacher preparation program teaching profession TEST The task tion
Page 24 - prepared by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC,
Page 23 - were more likely than other graduates to have taken education courses, less likely to have taken advanced mathematics and calculus courses, and tended to take fewer courses in science
Page 43 - in The Teacher Educator's Handbook, ed. Frank B. Murray. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.
Page 14 - evaluate the performance of practitioners and remove from the profession those whose performance fall below standards;
Page 48 - a proportion of blacks equal to or greater than the proportion of blacks