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Knowledge-Based Governance

The NCTE Executive Committee follows the principles of knowledge-based governance, a decision-making model that encourages careful study of relevant information and full dialogue and deliberation about the consequences of action before policy is established. When contemplating an issue, we ask:
  • What do we know about how this issue may effect our members and stakeholders?
  • What do we know about how trends--educational, demographic, economic, or cultural--are changing this issue? 
  • What do we know about NCTE's capacity to act, alone or in alliance with others, on this issue?
  • What are the ethical dimensions of our choices?

Executive Committee

Members are elected to the NCTE Executive Committee each spring, for terms ranging from two to four years. The job of the executive committee is to:

  • establish priorities and direction for the Council,
  • to make policy,
  • to provide administrative oversight,
  • and to model leadership practices that are consistent with our mission and values.

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NCTE President Sandy Hayes Expresses Gratitude to NCTE's Professional Community for Responses to the NCTQ Report

Recently when summary assessments emerged that condemned teacher preparation programs on the basis of a very thin veneer of evidence, well-informed members of our professional community stepped forward to cry "foul."

"I am grateful to belong to this community of professionals dedicated to preparing tomorrow's teachers by defining and refining knowledge and skills responsive to ever more complex demands and by thoughtfully safeguarding the ethical standards of our profession," Hayes said.

 

-- Sandy Hayes, September 26, 2013
(Read More and Join the Discussion on the NCTQ Report)

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The NCTE Executive Committee meets five times annually.

As described in the NCTE Constitution and By-laws, the Executive Committee shares public policy making responsibility with the NCTE Board of Directors (BOD), a group consisting of affiliate leaders, journal editors, and conference and commission leaders from NCTE's many constituencies. The NCTE BOD meets at the NCTE Annual Convention

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