A critical analysis of philosophies of education and INTASC
standards in teacher preparation.
I mention these contemporary K-12 credentialing processes from the INTASC
and NBPTS here for two reasons.
The 10 INTASC
standards are: (1) subject matter, (2) student learning, (3) diverse learners, (4) instructional strategies, (5) learning environment, (6) communication, (7) planning instruction, (8) assessment, (9) reflection and professional development, and (10) collaboration, ethics, and relationships.
Learning about new things seems to correspond to INTASC
Standard 4 and NCATE Standard 1b (in Table 4).
It is also similar to the third, fourth, and fifth INTASC
teacher disposition highlighted in this paper.
We have attempted to define dispositions, devised a measurement tool and assessed the dispositions of our teacher candidates prompted by the NCATE and INTASC
Principles--Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (2006).
Table 6 notes the mean scores for the online candidates for the TxBESS Standard(s) that are most closely aligned with each of nine INTASC
(1992) Principle # 3 states:</p> <pre> The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
Findings of the Analysis of INTASC
, NCATE, and NBPTS Standards: Appreciating Diversity
So while the Excellence Commission had no organizational progeny to carry on its bloodline, the Carnegie task force sired a whole family of descendants, including NBPTS, INTASC
, NCTAF, and a reenergized NCATE.
Over the years, INTASC
has worked with some 34 states to define and codify good teaching by developing performance-based standards.