Professor appointed to national teaching standards board

Contact: Mark Schwerin
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KALAMAZOO—A professor at Western Michigan University has been appointed to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, serving as a member of the committee that will revise the Career and Technical Education Standards.

Dr. R. Adam Manley, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences in the career and technical education program, was selected from a pool of 450 exemplary applicants to serve on the 15-person committee appointed by the Certification Council of the National Board.

The technical education standards exemplify the latest thinking in the field as well as reflect the National Board policy statement titled "What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do" and perspectives on key issues as defined in the Standards Development Handbook.

The Career and Technical Education Committee will make final recommendations on the standards to the National Board's Board of Directors during the fall of 2014.

"I am extremely honored to serve on this important board," Manley says. "Career and technical education provides the very best educational experience for those students who have a goal to be college and career ready by the time they graduate from high school. The work done within this committee will define the pedagogical standards of CTE teachers who share the same goal for their students."