ERIC Number: ED023631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-14
Reference Count: 0
Teachers: The Need and the Task. The Ninth Charles W. Hunt Lecture of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1968.
Robb, Felix C.
The foremost educational problem today is inequality of education resulting from geographic location. What will be the response of teacher education to this problem? In 1968, the American educational dilemma is economic, political, scientific and technical, humanistic, social, private as well as public, and professional. A revitalized system of education is needed; the task of the 1,200 colleges and universities that prepare teachers is formidable. To obtain charismatic teachers who are successful, exciting people, salaries must be increased and full-time and shared assistants used to relieve routine drudgery. Moreover, selectivity is necessary, eliminating rigid credit-hour requirements in favor of emphasizing experiences and accomplishments. It is necessary to obtain more flexible teacher certification and reciprocal agreements among all states. Frontiers to be investigated include occupational education, early childhood development, and research evaluation. Interinstitutional cooperation between school systems and teacher preparatory institutions is required. Perhaps colleges and universities could contract with school systems to manage problem-plagued schools, thus improving the image of these schools and providing freedom necessary to facilitate innovation and to study the learning process. (SG)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Disadvantaged, Geography, Institutional Cooperation, Laboratory Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Professional Recognition, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries
American Assn. of Coll. for Teacher Educ., 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Presented at the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 14, 1968.