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NCATE and VCSU Teacher Preparation

Technology and the New Professional Teacher: Preparing for the 21st Century Classroom, a report of an NCATE Task Force on Technology and Teacher Education, recognizes and underscores the influence that the VCSU teacher education program and its faculty members exert at the national level. Referencing the report, Arthur Wise, President of NCATE, sent VCSU President Ellen Earle Chaffee a letter dated September 11, 1997, that states, in part:

"The report derives its credibility from the expertise of its member and their selection of exemplary practices to highlight. The task force cited a project at your institution as a case illustration. Your selection makes clear that you are at the cutting edge of teacher preparation practice. Your inclusion in our report should extend your influence an help to change the norms of practice."