ERIC Number: ED193207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Science of Education and the Education Professoriate. Occasional Papers Series--Set No. 10.
Johanningmeier, Erwin V., Ed.; Merritt, James, Ed.
Historical essays examine the characteristics of the education professoriate and its quest for a science of education. The first paper shows how the expansion of public schooling in the early nineteenth century prompted school personnel to look for a science of education in order to improve their practice and schools, and to gain recognition for the evolving education professional group. The next paper outlines the work of Michael Vincent O'Shea, who worked diligently to gain respect for teacher education on the university campus. Charles Judd, who helped to build an outstanding School of Education at the University of Chicago, is the subject of the third paper. The last essay summarizes the underlying concepts and goals in the other papers and indicates future tasks for the education professoriate. Most important among these is an increased reliance on qualitative information, based on observation and experience. This sort of information can provide insight which is "scientific" and just as valuable as quantitative research. (CJ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Historical Materials; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society of Professors of Education, Washington, DC.; Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Coll. of Education.