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With the help of professional organizations like AACTE
and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), we believe teacher educators, working in a wide variety of contexts, can create opportunities for participating in critical colleagueship to enact a vision of conceptualizing and crafting teaching as a shared, moral practice.
A review of the relationships between NCATE and AACTE
and those of TEAC and AACTE
show significant differences in methods of collaboration.
The Task Force brought together AACTE
representatives with the two major federally-recognized accrediting agencies in educator preparation--the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)--and asked them to utilize AACTE
's Principles for National Accreditation in Educator Preparation in developing a unified approach to accreditation.
Each year the AACTE
, the leading association of deans and directors of teacher training institutions in the nation, honors the best teacher education program in eight categories.
Over the years, AACTE
has developed a substantial infrastructure of paid directors, administrative staff, and others who were supported by the deans of education schools, colleges, and departments who could afford to pay high membership fees and attend their excellent but expensive conference.
Lettie Ramirez of California State University, East Bay is currently the CCTE Vice President for AACTE
(the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education).
for the National Policy Seminar with visits to Capitol Hill; Numerous visits with Alabama ACTE and involvement with AACTE
The programs profiled in this publication are based on responses to a survey sent by AACTE
to its member institutions in Spring 2006.
Co-presenter, Round Table Session, AACTE
Conference, San Diego CA.
Faculty members do have choices to make, but the conversations at the AACTE
are about "dispositional knowledge" and how to engage prospective teachers in the debates about liberalism and education.
Acknowledging this need, a proposal for an AACTE
(American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education)Microsoft Innovative Teachers Grant was written and accepted.