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ERIC Number: ED018179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 4
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THE PREPARATION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHERS.
HURLBURT, ALLAN S.
THE IDEAL JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHER WOULD HAVE STRONG ACADEMIC AND TEACHING BACKGROUND, STRONG GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING ABILITY, AND PROFICIENCY IN TEACHING BOTH GENERAL AND SPECIALIZED COURSES, WITH DEPTH IN ONE OR MORE SUBJECT FIELDS. A SOUND PATTERN OF PREPARATION WOULD BE A STRONG BACCALAUREATE FOLLOWED BY A BROADLY-BASED, ACADEMICALLY-ORIENTED MASTER'S DEGREE, WITH SOME SUPERVISED JUNIOR COLLEGE TEACHING, AND WITH PROFESSIONAL COURSEWORK EXPLICITLY RELATED TO THE NATURE OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE AND ITS STUDENTS. THIS KIND OF PREPARATION REQUIRES THE COOPERATION OF UNIVERSITIES AS ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH CENTERS, WITH THE JUNIOR COLLEGES THEMSELVES AS THE LABORATORIES. SINCE CLASSROOM TEACHING, RATHER THAN RESEARCH, IS THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE INSTRUCTOR, THE SPECIALIZATION OF THE PH.D. IS NOT NECESSARILY APPROPRIATE. SOMEHOW THE GAP BETWEEN SUBJECT-MATTER PROFICIENCY AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION MUST BE CLARIFIED AND ELIMINATED, POSSIBLY BY MORE CAREFUL DEFINITION OF THE BEHAVIOR OF THE COMPETENT TEACHER WHO UNDERSTANDS THE DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS IN THE EARLY COLLEGE YEARS. RESEARCH COULD BE DONE, FOR INSTANCE, ON THE TEACHER'S ABILITY TO APPLY LEARNING PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES IN THE CLASSROOM AND ON THE LOGIC THAT THE TEACHER'S INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES FOLLOW. THIS DOCUMENT IS VOLUME 2, NUMBER 6 OF THE "JUNIOR COLLEGE RESEARCH REVIEW," FEBRUARY 1968. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
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