AACTE Endorses NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Clinical Preparation

AACTE Response Statement For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson
 202-478-4502 or ljohnson@aacte.org

(November 16, 2010, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) congratulates the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Blue Ribbon Panel for producing a compelling call to reorient the educator preparation profession around the clinical experience. “Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers” builds on existing research, including the experience of the Professional Development Schools movement and on models of teacher preparation built around the clinical experience, which AACTE has also endorsed and disseminated.