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ERIC Number: ED051006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-22
Pages: 29
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A Review of the Research on Pre-Service Social Studies Secondary Teacher Education.
Weintraub, Richard
This report is a compilation and review of research done in the United States in the last 8 years. Believing that it is necessary to have teachers who can empathize and cope with classroom manifestations of constitutional rights, civil rights, unemployment, war and violence the author investigates 3 categories of teacher training: curriculum content, professional knowledge, classroom skills and behavior. Citing various studies and exploring the "curriculum by textbook" phenomena some conclusions are: 1) methods courses must concentrate on classroom dynamics and be less preoccupied with teacher knowledge, authority, and conformity: 2) it is not the amount of knowledge but new behavior (alternative roles and attitudes) that is most important; 3) teacher education should develop inquiry, discovery, and critical thinking capacities; 4) training should include different teaching techniques and attention to selection and testing of new materials; 5) schools must offer an educational environment that is a microcosm of modern changing society; and, 6) the educational program will have an appreciable influence on students outlook, including political attitudes, values, and beliefs when controversy is allowed and critical thinking encouraged. Detailed findings of a California survey related to teacher training and contemporary issues connected with the Bill of Rights and our legal system are also included. (Author/JSB)
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Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Bill of Rights