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ERIC Number: ED016489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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PREPARATION OF JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHERS.
GLEAZER, EDMUND J., JR.
SUCCESS IN JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHING REQUIRES UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE DIVERSE PURPOSES OF THE INSTITUTIONS. OFTEN THE TEACHER'S PREPARATION HAS HAD AN UNREALISTIC ORIENTATION IN THAT IT HAS FOLLOWED THE HIGHLY SELECTIVE VALUES OF UNIVERSITIES AND LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES, DISREGARDING THE DISTINCTIVE NEEDS OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE. SUCH TRAINING HAS CAUSED SO MANY TO PREFER TO TEACH ONLY THE TRANSFER STUDENT THAT THE COLLEGE HAS BEEN OBLIGED TO PROVIDE EXTENSIVE IN-SERVICE TRAINING OF FACULTY FOR THE VOCATIONAL OR TERMINAL STUDENT. PROGRAMS IN JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHING HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED AT SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION, BUT THEIR SUCCESS HAS NOT YET BEEN EVALUATED. IN THE MEANTIME, A SURVEY HAS REVEALED THAT THE BASIC ACCEPTABLE DEGREE IS THE M.A., INCLUDING ABOUT 30 UNITS OF SUBJECT CONTENT. BETTER STILL WOULD BE A B.A., FOLLOWED BY 16 MONTHS TO TWO YEARS OF STUDY, TO INCLUDE CONTENT AT A MATURE LEVEL AND FROM AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH, A TEACHING INTERNSHIP SUPERVISED BY APPROPRIATE UNIVERSITY AND EXPERIENCED JUNIOR COLLEGE FACULTY, A CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR INVOLVING ALL GRADUATES INTENDING TO TEACH, AND A RESULTANT UPGRADING OF THE M.A. DEGREE RATHER THAN ITS REPLACEMENT BY A NEW ONE. THE GRADUATE IN THIS PROGRAM COULD EASE HIS FINANCIAL LOAD BY SPREADING THE WORK OVER SEVERAL ACADEMIC PERIODS AND, ON GRADUATION, COULD STILL PURSUE A DOCTORATE. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "EDUCATIONAL RECORD," VOLUME 48, NUMBER 2, SPRING 1967. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
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