Teacher Education in CALL   

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Chapter 3. 
Technology Standards for Teacher Education, Credentialing, and Certification

Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, and Bonnie L. Youngs, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Standards of learning and related assessments of learning outcomes are impacting education worldwide, from early childhood classrooms all the way to accomplished teacher certification. Commensurate standards for university teacher education programs, accreditation criteria, and processes for teacher preparation programs, in addition to state licensure for teachers, re-certification and national professional certification are being elaborated. This includes the appropriate and skillful integration of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) into foreign language education. The role of technology standards in teacher education and professional certification is explored in this chapter, first by tracing their development across the entire scope of foreign language teacher education in the United States. It expands to a comparison of three sets of standards for teacher education and technology on three different continents: in a U.S. public university; at the national level in Colombia, S.A; and across the transnational Common European Framework.

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Henrico County Public Schools I-book Initiative. Available at http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/pdf/technology/hcreport.pdf.

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International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) -NETS website. Available at “Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for All Teachers”, http://cnets.iste.org/teachers/t_stands.html.

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Updated September 12, 2006