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ERIC Number: ED013783
Record Type: RIE
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CONANT ON TEACHER EDUCATION, A CRITICAL ANALYSIS.
FAGAN, EDWARD R.
THE DESIGN AND PROCEDURES FOR AN ANNOUNCED TEST OF FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CONANT PLAN FOR TEACHER EDUCATION ARE QUESTIONED. THE FIVE PROCEDURES, TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN FIVE (EXPERIMENTAL) COLLEGES, ARE--(1) PLACING MOST OF THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION ON THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, (2) MAKING ACTUAL PERFORMANCE IN THE CLASSROOM THE MAJOR FACTOR IN CERTIFICATION, (3) SHIFTING A GREATER PART OF THE ON-THE-JOB TRAINING BURDEN TO LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS, (4) MAKING THE STATE AUTHORITIES MAINLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISION OF THE PRACTICE TEACHING AND ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, (5) REPLACING METHODS COURSES BY LEARNING THROUGH TEACHING, WITH THE HELP OF EXPERT SUPERVISING TEACHERS. IN FOUR OTHER (CONTROL) COLLEGES, STUDENTS ARE TO BE RATED BY TRAINED OBSERVER-JUDGES. QUESTIONS ARE RAISED ABOUT THE RELIABILITY OF IDENTIFICATION OF EXPERT SUPERVISING TEACHERS AND OF GOOD TEACHERS IN GENERAL. MORE GENERALLY, THE ABSENCE OF ACCEPTABLE CRITERIA OF QUALITY IN TEACHING IS SEEN AS A BAR TO A MEANINGFUL TEST OF THE CONANT PLAN AS DESIGNED. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN "THE CLEARING HOUSE," 39, 8, 461-466, 1965. (LC)
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Identifiers: CONANT PLAN