The 2018 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) covers about 260,000 teachers in 15,000 schools across 48 countries and economies.
The survey found that 67% of U.S. teachers under age 30 claimed teaching was their first career choice, consistent with the average for all participating countries. However, more than 73% of young teachers in Finland and close to 80% of young teachers in Alberta, Canada said teaching was their first choice. Moreover, 85% of young teachers in Japan and over 90% of young teachers in South Korea indicated teaching was their first-choice career.
Positive findings are that teachers in the United States are more likely to have received formal preparation on teaching students with special needs and on teaching in multicultural and/or multilingual settings, and feel better prepared in those areas than their peers in other OECD countries.
At its meeting prior to the 72nd Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, the AACTE Board of Directors elected the following board members to leadership positions on the AACTE Executive Committee:
Dean, College of Education and University Distinguished Professor
Michigan State University
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success, and P-16 Integration
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Congratulations to the following individuals who will join the AACTE Board of Directors effective March 1, 2020:
Carine Feyten, President, Texas Woman’s University
John Henning, Dean, School of Education, Monmouth University
Marvin Lynn, Dean and professor, College of Education, Portland State University
Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI) Representative
Jesse Mendez, Dean and professor, College of Education, Texas Tech University
Kimberly White-Smith, Dean, LaFetra College of Education, University of La Verne
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) Representative
You may think that the next big election will occur in a few months in Iowa. Actually, an important election is underway and, regardless of where you live, now is the time to vote!
The 2019 election for the AACTE Board of Directors is underway through November 29. All AACTE Institutional and Chief Representatives are eligible to vote.
Four new seats will be selected via online voting:
- two at-large seats
- one seat representing the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE)
- one seat representing the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI)
The 2019 election for the AACTE Board of Directors is now underway through November 29. Four seats will be decided via online voting:
- Two at-large seats
- One representing the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE)
- One representing the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI)
Your association wants you! Are you ready to become a leader in the national educator preparation community, or do you know someone who is? Nominate yourself or a colleague by May 10 to serve in an AACTE governance role.
AACTE is currently seeking applications from volunteers to serve on the AACTE Board of Directors and the following standing committees:
- Global Diversity
- Government Relations and Advocacy
- Innovation and Technology
- Meetings and Professional Development
- Membership Development and Capacity Building
- Professional Preparation and Accountability
- Research and Dissemination
At its meeting prior to the 71st Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY, the AACTE Board of Directors elected the following board members to leadership positions on the AACTE Executive Committee:
Dean and Professor, College of Education and Human Development
University of Louisville
One of the most striking findings of AACTE’s signature report, Colleges of Education: A National Portrait, is the lack of diversity among education students, particularly at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Education Students and Diversity: A Review of New Evidence draws from a recently released U.S. Department of Education survey to examine the characteristics of students working toward bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education, to compare these students to the general student population, and to identify key differences by race/ethnicity.
The issue brief, which will be available for free download as an exclusive AACTE member benefit later this month, presents newly available data on the following topics for education students in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs:
- Personal characteristics
- Family circumstances
- Parental education
- Financial status
- Attendance patterns
Congratulations to the following individuals who will join the AACTE Board of Directors effective March 1, 2019.
Patricia Alvarez-McHatton, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Representative
Jennie Carr, Bridgewater College (VA)
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education Representative
There is more than one important election happening this November. The annual election for the AACTE Board of Directors is now open and will run through November 30.
The ballot includes