The SCVSP is supervised by the SCDE
's Office of Virtual Education.
Whether or not deregulation advocates' characterization of teacher preparation coursework is correct, there is little denying that most universities' schools, colleges, or departments of education (SCDEs
) are not highly regarded (Labaree, 2004).
This first essential implies that the whole (the PDS) is greater than the sum of its parts (the school/district + the SCDE
Of greatest interest to the SCDE
is the inclusion of technological and information literacy in NCATE's new professional standards (NCATE, 2002).
Because professional programs must integrate theory and practice, SCDE
faculty members must move beyond the distrust and disdain of faculty colleagues in other departments and respectfully recognize the contributions each can make.
Various schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDEs
) have reported efforts to provide equipment to sites to ensure adequate technology access (Stetson & Bagwell, 1999), determine the technology attitudes of the cooperating teacher (Bosch & Cardinale, 1993), or organize technology equipment and services (Picciano, 199 Other research emphasized the impact of quality technical and instructional support on whether technology is used by teachers for their own professional work or by students in their classrooms (Ronnkvist, Dexter, & Anderson 2000).
A systematic method of inquiry in a collaborative effort between P-12 schools and SCDE
personnel for the purpose of reflecting upon and improving classroom teaching and outcomes.
The remaining institutions relied on informal data (e.g., feedback from the partner school principal) and/or on a SCDE
administrator or faculty member championing partner school work.
It is worth noting that this provision of the bill implies that college- and university-based teacher education is neither the sole nor required mode of preparation for teaching, cementing into this new federal legislation the legitimacy of current alternate routes that bypass traditional SCDE
preparation in more than 40 states (Zeichner & Shulte, 2001).
The magnitude of the current school-staffing challenges creates a bad news/good news scenario for SCDE
programs and other teacher preparation entities.
In The Conspiracy of Ignorance, The School of Education, and Transforming Schools and Schools of Education, Gross; Shen; and Jacobson, Emihovich, Helfrich, Petrie and Stevenson respectively offer suggestions for the reform of schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDE
) to meet what each perceives to be 21st-century standards.