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A Standards-Guided Professional Learning System, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

A Standards-Guided Professional Learning System, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

The authors note that teaching is almost alone among the professions in not having profession developed, profession wide standards and a related system of professional learning and certification to assist teachers to attain those standards. The authors argue the case for a standards guided professional learning system (SGPLS) designed to help teachers learn and grow and provide public assurances of the quality of work of those teachers who are able to meet the standards, assist in the development of career paths for teachers and teacher leaders that are based on the demonstration of excellent teaching. They discuss the essential components ...


Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie Apr 2010

Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Report prepared Teaching Australia: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.


Estandares Profesionales De Practica Y Su Importancia Para La Ensenaza, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Estandares Profesionales De Practica Y Su Importancia Para La Ensenaza, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

For more than three decades educators and policy makers in Australia have been interested in the development of professional standards for teachers. In recent years teacher associations in Australia have been developing their own standards to gain more influence over quality assurance in their profession. This paper aims to provide a broad overview of teaching standards and their use. It begins with an explanation of the idea of teaching standards, pointing out that standards are both statements about what is valued and tools for measurement. A distinction is drawn between ‘profession-wide’ teaching standards and standards developed by agencies like employers ...