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Standards-based professional learning and certification: by the profession, for the profession
'Handbook of professional development in education : successful models and practices, PreK-12 (2014)
  • Lawrence C Ingvarson, ACER
Abstract

This chapter presents a model for a standards-based professional learning and certification system, a system controlled and provided by the teaching profession itself. It is a model of a highly educated profession, capable of defining research-based standards for effective teaching, promoting the development of its members toward those standards, and providing a rigorous and respected process for recognising and certifying those who reach them. It is a model that calls for the teaching profession to be entrusted with the responsibilities of a profession; one of these is the responsibility and resources to establish its own standards-based professional learning and certification system—a system that is elaborated in this chapter. The author asserts that the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the United States provides a viable and rigorous model for a national certification system for teachers.

Keywords
  • Professional development,
  • Professional learning,
  • Teacher certification,
  • United States,
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards,
  • NBPTS,
  • Standards,
  • Accomplished teachers,
  • Professional certification
Publication Date
2014
Editor
edited by Linda E. Martin, Sherry Kragler, Diana J. Quatroche, Kathryn L. Bauserman
Publisher
Guilford
ISBN
9781462515219
Citation Information
Lawrence C Ingvarson. "Standards-based professional learning and certification: by the profession, for the profession" New York'Handbook of professional development in education : successful models and practices, PreK-12 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lawrence_ingvarson1/218/