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Tensions in Teacher Preparation : Accountability, Assessment, and Accreditation - Lynnette B. Erickson

Tensions in Teacher Preparation

Accountability, Assessment, and Accreditation

By: Lynnette B. Erickson (Editor), Nancy Wentworth (Editor), Stefinee E. Pinnegar (Editor)

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Published: 13th August 2010
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Current accreditation practices require that teacher education institutions in the United States not only create programs that enact research-based best practices but that they also document their existence and efficacy in preparing teachers. "Tensions in Teacher Preparation: Accountability, Assessment, and Accreditation" addresses the challenges of meeting national accreditation requirements, including designing assessment instruments and making data-driven decisions. the process of establishing and implementing accountability creates tensions in faculty and institutions. Faculty must give up valued content and instructional styles in order to align course objectives and assessment instruments across the program. Institutions with multiple licensure programs must make adjustments in order to share data collection instruments and processes that will support data-driven decisions. the paradigm shifts required by the emphasis on accountability can be both frustrating and productive. This book explores and shares tensions created as teacher education programs experience changes because of accountability requirements related to the accreditation process.

List of Contributorsp. ix
Disclaimerp. xiii
Tensions: Negotiating the Challenges of Accountability and Accreditationp. 1
Educating the Educators: Accreditation as a Teaching and Learning Toolp. 11
Decorating for Ncatep. 35
Tensions, Collaboration, and Pizza Create Paradigm Shifts in a Teacher Education Programp. 55
International Perspectives on Accountability and Accreditation: Are we Asking the Right Questions?p. 69
Living with Accreditation: Realizations and Frustrations of One Small Universityp. 87
Is this Data Useful? The Impact of Accreditation on the Development of Assessmentsp. 105
Making Stone Soup: Tensions of National Accreditation for an Urban Teacher Education Programp. 123
Developing Data Systems for Continuous Improvement Under the Ncate Structure: A Case Studyp. 137
What's That Noise? Things That Keep us Awake at Night: The Cost of Unexamined Assumptions in Pre-Service Assessment and Accreditationp. 163
Revisiting Self in the Midst of Ncate and Other Accountability Demandsp. 183
Does National Accreditation Foster Teacher Professionalism?p. 199
Soothing Cerberus: The Wyoming Odysseyp. 213
Accreditation: Responding to a Culture of Program Evaluationp. 231
Western Governors University: A Radical Model for Preservice Teacher Educationp. 253
Transformation from Tension to Triumph: Three Perspectives on the Ncate Processp. 271
Reflections on the Shared Ordeal of Accreditation Across Institutional Narrativesp. 293
About the Authorsp. 319
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ISBN: 9780857240996
ISBN-10: 0857240994
Series: Advances in Research on Teaching
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 13th August 2010
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.64