Research Competencies in Teacher Education

Secondary English Language Arts Grades 7-12

Expected by NCTE

Excerpts from:

National Council of Teachers of English NCTE/NCATE Program for Initial Preparation of Teachers of Secondary Language Arts Grades 7-12. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2003.


3.0 ELA Candidate Knowledge

Candidates are knowledgeable about language; literature; oral, visual, and written literacy; print and nonprint media; technology; and research theory and findings.

(6)

3.7 Candidates demonstrate knowledge of research theory and findings in English language arts. AS A RESULT, CANDIDATES

3.7.1 NOT ACCEPTABLE ACCEPTABLE TARGET
  Show a lack of knowledge of the major sources of research and theory related to English language arts; Use major sources of research and theory related to English language arts to support their teaching decisions; Reflect on their own teaching performances in light of research on, and theories of, how students compose and respond to text and make adjustments in their teaching as appropriate;

(11-12)

3.7.2 NOT ACCEPTABLE ACCEPTABLE TARGET
  Show little evidence of using teacher-researcher models of classroom inquiry in their preparation program; Use teacher-researcher models of classroom inquiry to inform their own study and teaching; Use teacher-researcher models of classroom inquiry to analyze their own teaching practices so they can better understand what enables students to speak, listen, write, read, enact, and view effectively in varying learning situations.

(12)


Last modified February 11, 2007
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