The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Task Force on Technology and Teacher Education, a group of educators from diverse institutions and backgrounds, met three times during 1996-1997 to consider how NCATE could provide leadership and support in meeting the technology challenge facing teacher education institutions. Sections of this report present the task force's vision of what teachers must be able to do in order to take advantage of technology for instruction and student learning, identify current teacher education program deficiencies, and suggest what teacher education programs should do to correct the deficiencies. The following are recommendations for NCATE to: (1) stimulate more effective uses of technology in teacher education programs; (2) use technology to improve the existing accreditation process and to reconceptualize accreditation for the 21st century; and (3) improve and expand its own operations through greater uses of technology. Brief case studies that demonstrate innovative technology use in a variety of teacher preparation programs appear throughout the text. Appendixes include: a guide to the case studies used in the report; excerpts from NCATE accreditation standards on technology expectations; and nine attachments on accreditation data that could be available electronically to various stakeholders. (ND)
Educational Leadership; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educ; Task Force Approach
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