The Legacy of Competency Testing and Licensure/Certification for the Teaching Profession

Chandler, Timothy J. L.
April 1990
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Apr1990, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p167
Academic Journal
The article focuses on changes to teacher certification in the United States, and suggests that these have been merely quantitative, rather than qualitative, changes. Aspects of education reform include students, organizational structure of schools, teachers, funding and teacher preparation programs. Declines in teaching as a profession are discussed, as well as the original criteria for teaching in the Virginia colony in 1686. The efficacy of certification programs is explored, as well as how certification compares to quality controls in other professions.


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