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ERIC Number: ED011248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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BROAD POLICY CONCERNS AND DIRECTION FOR A STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN TEACHER EDUCATION.
MILLER, NORMAN A.; RACKLEY, J. R.
THE FUNCTION OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (TO INSURE AN APPROPRIATE EDUCATION FOR THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH OF THE STATE) IS EXAMINED IN SEVERAL AREAS. THE AUTHORS BELIEVE THAT TEACHER PREPARATION CAN BE IMPROVED NOT THROUGH MODIFYING CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, BUT BY ACTUAL VISITS TO EACH CAMPUS, ANALYSIS OF THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THEIR IMPROVEMENT, CONSIDERING ADEQUACY OF PREPARATION, PROPRIETY OF ORGANIZATION TO OBJECTIVES, APPROPRIATENESS AND SUFFICIENCY OF RESOURCES (HUMAN AND OTHERWISE) AND FLEXIBILITY. THE AUTHORS FURTHER SUGGESTED THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHOULD COORDINATE THE JOINT RESPONSIBILITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR BOTH PRESERVICE AND INSERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION SO THAT THE "GAP" BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE CAN BE REDUCED. IMPLEMENTATION WOULD REQUIRE A NEW KIND OF PROFESSIONAL, RESPONSIBLE FOR INDUCTING NOVICE TEACHERS INTO THE PROFESSION. HE MIGHT SERVE ON A JOINT APPOINTMENT WITH BOTH THE COLLEGE AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OR EVEN AS A FULL-TIME MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. ANOTHER METHOD FOR CLOSER TIES WOULD BE A JOINT AREA PROGRAM AND SERVICE CENTER TO ATTAIN SUCH MUTUAL OBJECTIVES AS IMPROVED CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN THE SCHOOLS AND, FOR HIGHER EDUCATION PERSONNEL, DATA TO TEST THEORIES AND HYPOTHESES. EXPERT SUPERVISORS COULD BE TRAINED IN THESE CENTERS. ALSO EMPHASIZED FOR THE STATE DEPARTMENT ARE THE FUNDING, RESEARCH, AND RECRUITMENT FUNCTIONS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ON THE ROLE OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION IN TEACHER EDUCATION (SEATTLE, APRIL 27-29, 1966). (LC)
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Identifiers: Washington (Seattle)