ERIC Number: ED040688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-25
Reference Count: 0
Berkeley Conference on Preservice Preparation of College Biology Teachers, February 27-28, 1970.
Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.
The conference reported here was concerned with the problem of how to develop the kind of excellence in college biology teaching that universities have traditionally demanded in their research. Fifty-three persons from the western states attended the conference. This report contains: (1) the conference schedule; (2) a list of the participants; (3) the papers delivered by Walter D. Knight, "How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers: a critical study of the species Docturorum de rerum natura studiosorum;" and Ann M. Heiss, "Biological Students Appraise their Ph.D. Programs;" (4) comments by representatives of five institutions of distinctive features in their programs with regard to the education of teaching assistants and the improvement of teaching; (5) a statement by Frederick F. Reif describing the SESAME (Search for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education) program and making a case for new types of degrees; and (6) reports of the working groups which concerned themselves with: (a) "a model program for making the teaching experience a learning experience for the teaching assistant;" (b) "a model program for the orientation of the new teaching assistant;" (c) "meeting the needs for college teachers at two-year and four-year institutions;" and (d) "an evaluation of a suggested way to provide higher status for teaching. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.