The Quest for Professional Teaching Standards

The NBPTS Model
  • Richard Beach
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 3)

As a teacher educator for the past 30 years, I have worked with teachers who have taught for many years with little or no formal recognition for their success as professional teachers from members of their own profession. While members of other professions — doctors, lawyers, accountants, and even college professors — are often recognized as being outstanding members of their profession, there has been no formal mechanism for recognizing accomplished teachers, recognition based on teachers’ adherence to high standards for what it means to be an accomplished teacher. This lack of recognition for accomplished teachers led in 1987 to the creation of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).


Professional Development Student Work American Educational Research Association Small Group Work Portfolio Assessment 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Beach
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  1. 1.College of Education and Human DevelopmentUniversity of MinnesotaUSA

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