Professionalism and the Public Good: A Brief History of Teacher Certification
By Jeffrey Mirel , David L. Angus / January 1, 2001
Filed under: Teachers
Why does our system of teacher certification emphasize training in pedagogy rather than subject-matter knowledge? The answer can be found in this report, which traces the emergence of state control over teacher certification. The focus is on efforts by the teacher education establishment to gain monopoly control over the licensing of teachers.