The first (United States of America) national symposium by major teacher educator organizations took place in December 1995. The Association of Teacher Educators, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and the US Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement sponsored and conducted a National Congress on Teacher Education. Leading national figures in teacher education presented their views to the almost 500 delegates. Focus groups examined the views and reported to a conference coordinator. The coordinator, in turn, synthesized the concerns, ideas and recommendations into a daily log of issues. I list some of the salient points below. They do not reflect a consensus but, rather, a starting point for forging a national consensus on key issues.
Elliott, Daniel C.
"Toward an Agenda for Teacher Education in Christian Colleges and Universities,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol7/iss2/2