NCATE: helping or hurting prospective teachers Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Brown, Corliss C.
    • Affiliation: School of Education
  • The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) sets standards dictating what prospective teachers should be able to know and do. Democracy, one of the founding principles of the United States, is a national ideal as well as a goal indicated for many schools of education. Since NCATE has significant control over what prospective teachers learn, a question concerns whether the organization help students prepare for teaching within a democratic context. In this thesis, writings on democracy and education from John Dewey are analyzed. Then NCATE's own literature on how to create highly qualified teachers is compared to the democratic ideal. Finally a position is offered on what can further help schools of education and pre-service teachers work towards a democratic ideal in light of NCATE.
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  • Stone, Lynda
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