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From the Current Issue:
CEE Chair Louann Reid Responds to NCTQ Report
Teacher education programs should be assessed and critiqued on more than a limited number of input measures. And they are, says Louann Reid, chair of the Conference on English Education (CEE). "In the past two decades, I have seen an ever-quickening pace of self-examination and improvement in teacher education. Numerous English/language arts programs engage in thoughtful, rigorous peer review through NCATE and CAEP that requires evidence of teacher performance and ability to improve student achievement. Such reviews focus on outputs such as demonstration of knowledge through instructional planning and assessment of student learning." CEE website, June 18, 2013
Disputed Review Finds Disparities in Teacher Prep
The review was conducted by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). Education Week, June 18, 2013
NCTE's Conference on English Education (CEE) has taken issue with NCTQ's methods of evaluation. See "An Analysis of the NCTQ/U.S. News & World Report Plan to Evaluate and Rank Teacher Education Programs in Colleges and Universities." NCTE participates with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which provide far more in-depth evaluation of teacher educator programs by subject area.
Teaching toward Utopia
NCTE member and incoming editor of English Journal Julie Gorlewski writes. Education Week, June 11, 2013 (subscription required)
The Rise of EdTech
TheNextWeb.com, June 16, 2013
to NCTE President Sandy Hayes discuss the Common Core State Standards and digital learning .
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