ERIC Number: ED027273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Consumer's Hopes and Dreams for Teacher Education. The Tenth Charles W. Hunt Lecture.
Koontz, Elizabeth D.
From the point of view of the consumer, there is too much of a consumer-producer dichotomy in teacher education. Four distinct hopes and dreams, all interrelated, constitute selected aspects of this problem. First, teacher education should become a joint endeavor between inservice teachers and teacher educators possibly through the implementation of standards boards to encourage research, testing, and dissemination in the major problem areas of teaching. Second, teacher education should become an educational continuum in selection, initial preparation, induction into the profession, and graduate and continuing education by allowing inservice teachers to control their own continuing education, by encouraging local boards to contract with teacher education institutions for the establishment of new career programs for the disadvantaged, and by a reorganization of the certification process. Third, teacher education should be individualized and should emphasize sensitivity. Fourth, systematic orientation and induction of prospective teachers into teaching should be developed through the study of the sociology of the teaching profession in terms of essential teaching tasks or abilities. The youth of today, better educated, more sensitive, and more concerned, should be involved in the solving of these problems. (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Research, Educational Sociology, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Lifelong Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Speeches, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Role, Youth Leaders
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (free)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech given before the annual meeting of The American Assn. of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, Illinois, February 26, 1969.