ERIC Number: ED193196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Refining Pennsylvania's Developing Model of Teacher Education.
Blue, Terry W.; And Others
By describing and defending six assumptions about teacher education, the Pennsylvania Association of Liberal Arts Colleges for the Advancement of Teaching (PALACAT) defines the purposes, goals, needs, and foundations of teacher education. The role of research in teacher education and current practices in teacher education are analyzed, and a four stage sequence for teacher education that meets the position statements of PALACAT is proposed. The program includes: (1) a strong undergraduate base of foundational studies blended with field experiences; (2) a closely supervised one-year period that initiates the beginning teacher into the profession; (3) a period of continuing induction that enables teachers to develop skills and attitudes necessary for full professional status; and (4) an ongoing program of inservice education and professional development. (Author/CJ)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Relevance (Education), Research Utilization, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Crossgates Seminars on the Pennsylvania Design for Professional Education and Certification (September 30-October 3, 1980).