ERIC Number: ED059152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Is There a Need for a Course in Creativity in Teacher Education?
Teacher education is in urgent need of reform so that teacher behavior is compatible with the philosophy of education and the changing needs of our schools and community. The changed societal and professional needs of teachers must be realized. A course for creativity was proposed for senior graduate students in the Department of Education of a State University College. The procedure was a study gathering information from many relevant sources to either reject or establish a need for such a course. The sources were: 1) organization of a course outline, 2) survey of local faculty thinking, 3) writing to researchers and teachers in this area, 4) administration of need assessment questionnaire to classroom teachers in schools, and 6) results of inservice creativity workshops. Analysis of evidence overwhelmingly established the need for such a course. It is suggested that the above six steps can be used as procedures for assessment of need for a course. (JLF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of Northeastern Educational Research Association, Grossinger, N.Y., November 1971