Four Policy Papers on Effective Teaching from NEA and AACTE
While recognizing the many efforts at the national and federal level to improve teacher quality, the reality is that education remains a state responsibility. Today, May 10, 2010, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the National Education Association (NEA), as part of their Partnership for Teacher Quality (PTQ) activities, hosted a policy forum highlighting how states can develop and support a high quality educator workforce.
The Policy Makers: Can You Hear Us? Effective Teaching Requires Effective State Policies forum brought together education leaders, practitioners, and policymakers to examine key state policy issues in teacher preparation, development, and effectiveness.
At the forum, AACTE and NEA released four policy papers that covered the topics of teacher licensure, statewide data systems, clinical teacher preparation, and effective teaching. Innovations and best practices in these four critical areas of educator development will, in the eyes of many experts, be a focal point for strengthening existing state education policies across the nation.
The policy papers are:
- Learning to Practice: The Design of Clinical Experience in Teacher Education (PDF, 8pp) by Pam Grossman of Stanford University
- Recognizing and Developing Effective Teaching: What Policy Makers Should Know and Do (PDF, 12pp) by Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University
- Strengthening State Teacher Licensure Standards to Advance Teaching Effectiveness (PDF, 12pp) by Barnett Berry, Center for Teaching Quality
- Using Longitudinal Data Systems to Inform State Teacher Quality Efforts (PDF, 8pp) by George Noell of Louisiana State University and Paige Kowalski of the Data Quality Campaign
NEA and AACTE Forum – Can You Hear Us?
May 10, 2010 - NEA and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, as part of their Partnership for Teacher Quality, held a special forum – Effective Teaching Requires Effective State Policies. View the entire forum here. (1h 48min)
- Partnership for Teacher Quality
Brochure (6 panels).
- National Board Certification of Teachers
- Children of Poverty Deserve Great Teachers
An NEA-CTQ report on staffing high-needs schools with highly skilled teachers.
- Strengthening and Diversifying the Teacher Recruitment Pipeline
Four strategies to increase the supply of teachers in high-need areas.
- NEA Reference Center
See other NEA policy papers under Quality Teaching and Learning Conditions.