Report Blasts Teacher-Education Programs as Outdated and Low-Quality

From: the Chronicle of Higher Education
Already the report has raised hackles. While the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education agrees with some of the suggestions, it balks at the idea of doing away with the current accreditation system. “We would not support wiping out 50 years of forward progress in improving the quality of preparation programs,” said Sharon P. Robinson, the group’s president, in a written statement. Instead, she said, that progress should be built upon. She also rejected the suggestion that programs be expanded at what she called “high-cost, highly selective, elite institutions that attract few teacher candidates.” Instead, she advocated what she called the more “inclusive” approach of improving quality at the less selective institutions, which train more of the nation’s teachers

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