The Conceptual Framework: What It Is and How It Works. Linda Bradley, James Madison University Monica Minor, NCATE April 2008. The Conceptual Framework …. establishes the shared vision for a unit’s efforts in preparing educators to work effectively in P-12 schools.
Linda Bradley, James Madison University
Monica Minor, NCATE
* At its discretion, the unit may operate with a single framework for all programs or a different framework for each or some of its programs.
However, the unit must include all of its frameworks when addressing the standards.
1. vision and mission of the institution and unit
2. philosophy, purposes, goals, and institutional standards of the unit
3. knowledge bases, including theories, research, the wisdom of practice, and educational policies that drive the work of the unit
4.candidate proficiencies related to expected knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions, including proficiencies associated with diversity and technology, that are aligned with the expectations in professional, state, and institutional standards; and a
5. summarized description of the unit’s assessment system
* A table often is used to illustrate the relationships between proficiencies and standards, especially for state and institutional standards.
- Sufficient resources, including information technology resources, are necessary to offer all of the programs at the institution that prepare educators to work in schools, including the delivery of high-quality field experiences and clinical practice.
- The unit provides adequate resources and opportunities for professional development of faculty, including training in the use of technology.
- The facilities support faculty and candidate’s use of information technology in instruction.
- [The unit] provides adequate resources to develop and implement the unit’s assessment plan.
- Resources for distance learning programs are sufficient to provide reliability, speed, and confidentiality of connection in the delivery system.