Does teacher education need to change? Many, including the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education, think so. A blue ribbon panel convened by the organization called today for teacher education to be "'turned upside down' by revamping programs to place clinical practice at the center of teacher preparation."
Eight states California, Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oregon and Tennessee have already committed to reform following the panel's recommendations, which include:
· There must be an intense focus on developing teaching practice and P-12 studentlearning.