ERIC Number: ED032245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Preparation: Report of Master Plan Committee Q.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield. Master Plan Committee.
This document is a report to the Board (for its use in developing "Master Plan--Phase III" for higher education in Illinois) by Committee Q, a representative group of 14 Illinois educators who were asked to explore the existing status and quality of teacher education in Illinois colleges and universities and to suggest how it might be improved. Part 1 of the report lists 14 specific recommendations and for Board action; other sections expand on the recommendations and present the research findings upon which they were based. Two sections representing a survey of various efforts and proposals to improve teacher education in the U.S. include lists of proposed changes in general and professional education and examples of innovations such as microteaching, use of conceptual systems of teaching, student teaching alternatives, use of auxiliary personnel, and preparation of teachers for the inner city. Three sections deal specifically with needs and suggestions for improvement in Illinois programs: (1) results of several surveys of teacher personnel needs; (2) a proposed junior college curricula for training teacher aides; (3) suggestions for changes in teacher certification requirements. An appendix presents brief descriptions compiled from 20 replies to a 1967 questionnaire survey of "most innovative" and "most outstanding" features of programs in Illinois teacher education institutions. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield. Master Plan Committee.