ERIC Number: ED180280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the College/University in the Preparation and Development of Educators: A Challenge for the 80's. PROJECT UPDATE. Fall 1978 Conference.
Kiernan, Stephen J., Comp.
A compendium of a conference on the role of the college/university in the preparation and development of educators sponsored by Project Update, a program of continuing professional development for faculty members at institutions of higher learning in New Jersey, is presented. The conference agenda and the participants are listed, followed by texts of the keynote presentations by Seymour Sarason, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, and T. Edward Hollander, Chancellor of Higher Education for the State of New Jersey. Sarason describes factors causing society's malaise and suggests areas of growth for higher education, such as lifelong learning. Hollander suggests that teacher training is an area in need of improvement and stresses the importance of continuing education. A summary of small group reports is provided and reactions from the following six observers are included: Grace Bingham, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University; Mark Chamberlain, President, Glassboro State College; George Daniel, Superintendent, Bound Brook County; Marianne Schmeider, Teacher, Washington Township; Bruce Waldman, Dean, Jersey City State College; and Charles Yates, Senator. Text of a dialogue between the keynote speakers is provided. Observers felt that the conference was important and expressed some difficulty with the small groups in terms of clarity of direction and defensiveness on the part of some participants. The conference evaluation form and a brief summary of the evaluation, including strongest and weakest aspects, suggestions, and post meeting reactions are included. (PHR)
Descriptors: College Role, Conference Reports, Educational Development, Evaluation, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Lifelong Learning, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Education, State Colleges, Teacher Education
Project Update, 168 Bank Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey; Project Update