TITLE

Ed. Dept. Gives $35 Million To Teacher-Credential Board

AUTHOR(S)
Blair, Julie
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Education Week;10/1/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced last week that the U.S. Department of Education would award $35 million to the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) for its continued development of a fast-track route into the profession. The organization, established in 2001 with a $5 million grant from the Education Department, is working to devise a national, portable credential for rookie and veteran teachers. Under the ABCTE system, the content knowledge and pedagogical skills of prospective educators would be measured mostly through standardized tests. Proponents say the new credential would make it easier for highly qualified teachers to enter classrooms during a shortage by avoiding time-consuming teacher education programs. Critics, however, say they worry that even the best and brightest candidates would be adrift without some formal training.
ACCESSION #
11062254

 

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