ERIC Number: ED060309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Peruskoulunopettajakomitean mietinto (Report of the Committee for Basic School Teachers).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a committee report on elementary education teachers in Finland. The committee proposed that elementary school teachers receive their training exclusively in universities. In accordance with this proposal, six Finnish-speaking and one Swedish-speaking teacher training units will be established in six universities--Helsinki, Jyvaskyla, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, and Joensuu, and later Abo. These units will be called teacher training departments. Teacher training will be under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. Each teacher training department will educate both class teachers (Grades 1-6) and subject teachers (Grades 7-9). Class teachers are already being trained in the new way. Subject teachers concentrate their studies on a few subjects. Counselling teachers correspond to subject teachers, and will teach mostly in the upper elementary grades. The committee also stressed the importance of preparatory and field training in student teaching. The ultimate goal of teacher training is to be a 4-year period of study. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Counselor Training, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Education, Schools of Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Universities
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Finland.