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Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning

"The report of NCATE's Blue Ribbon Panel marks the most sweeping recommendations for reforming the accreditation of teacher preparation programs in the more than century-long history of our nation's education schools."
— Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

 

Watch video footage:

Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning

State Alliance for Clinically-based Teacher Preparation (2011), Presentation by Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York

View photos:

Press Briefing Photos (11/16/2010): NCATE's Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning

Read the press release:

Panel Calls for Turning Teacher Education 'Upside Down,' Centering Curricula around Classroom-Ready Training and Increasing Oversight and Expectations

Download the Blue Ribbon Panel's report:

Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers (Adobe PDF)

Read NCATE President James Cibulka's response:

Statement of James G. Cibulka, President, NCATE, on the Release of the Blue Ribbon Panel Report

 

Statements of support:

The Honorable Arne Duncan's Remarks at the NCATE Press Briefing on the Release of the Blue Ribbon Panel Report

"Teacher Preparation: Reform and Improvement." Remarks of Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary U.S. Department of Education at California State University Summit: Transformative Change in the Preparation of Teachers (Adobe PDF)

AACTE Endorses NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Clinical Preparation

Larry G. Daniel, President, Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities

Catherine Emihovich, Blue Ribbon Panel Member, Statement of Support for Blue Ribbon Panel Report

NAAC Commends NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations for Teacher Preparation

National Education Association on the Blue Ribbon Panel Report

NAEYC Supports Blue Ribbon Panel Report

National Network for Educational Renewal Endorses NCATE's Blue Ribbon Panel Report

P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, on NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel Report of Clinical Teacher Preparation

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Report Calling for the Overhaul of Teacher Education Programs

The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has Endorsed the Blue Ribbon Panel Report

 

Press coverage:

"Teaching the Teachers." Washington Post, 11/20/2010

National/Regional Coverage (Adobe PDF)

 

Briefing Papers that Supported the Work of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning

Commissioned by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Briefing Papers Commissioned for Blue Ribbon Panel

Barnett Berry. Teacher Education for Tomorrow (Adobe PDF)

Emerson Elliott. Assessment as a Critical Element in Clinical Experiences for Teacher Preparation (Adobe PDF)

Kenneth Howey. NCATE State Alliances for Clinical Teacher Preparation: A Framework for Setting Priorities and Building Partnership Prototypes (Adobe PDF)

Kenneth Howey. This is Not Your Grandfather’s Student Teaching (Adobe PDF)

Kenneth Howey and Nancy Zimpher. Educational Partnerships to Advance Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation (Adobe PDF)

Marsha Levine. Developing Principles for Clinically Based Teacher Education (Adobe PDF)

Renee Moore. Teacher Leaders Advise on Clinical Preparation (Adobe PDF)

Resources

Eric Watts and Marsha Levine. Examples of Partnerships, Practices, and Policies to Support Clinically Based Teacher Preparation (Adobe PDF)

Eric Watts and Marsha Levine. Selected References for Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning (Adobe PDF)


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