ERIC Number: ED065449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Teacher Education and Training.
Department of Education and Science, London (England).
This report describes reforms in Britain's teacher education and training program recommended by the Committee of Inquiry into Teacher Training. Two controversial recommendations were made: 1) to change the 3-year teacher education program to a 2-year program taken after successful completion of college courses, awarding a new diploma of higher education; and 2) to divorce the organization and administration of teacher education from the universities and to create 15 new regional councils. Other recommendations receiving favorable reactions include 1) the formation of three cycles in teacher education, general education, practical training, and 12 weeks of in-service training every 7 years; 2) the creation of 15 regional councils representing teachers, colleges and the state; 3) the availability in every school of a professional tutor to help trainee teachers; 4) the opening of professional centers to serve in-service teacher training; 5) to award all teachers the degree of bachelor of arts in education upon successful completion of the first two cycles of training; and 6) to offer the diploma of higher education in 1975 and the bachelor of arts in education in 1977. Appendixes cover area training organizations, sources of written and oral evidence, visits made by committee members, growth of training institutions, examples of course structure of the diploma of higher education, a possible distribution of regional councils, training institutions, and lists of recommendations. An index is included. (MJM)
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
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Authoring Institution: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Identifiers: James Report