Building a Profession: Strengthening Teacher Preparation and Induction

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Antonia Cortese, Irwin Polishook
DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 2000 - 52 pages
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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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Page 24 - prepared by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC,
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