ERIC Number: ED234661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Is Graduate Education Fulfilling Its Responsibilities to Primary and Secondary Education? A Panel Discussion.
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
The question of whether graduate education is fulfilling its responsibilities to primary and secondary education is discussed in a panel discussion by the following professionals: Ernest L. Boyer, Gregory R. Anrig, Dean C. Corrigan, Patricia Albjerg Graham, and F. James Rutherford. It is suggested that responsibilities of graduate schools should include: assuring excellent preparation of personnel to staff elementary and secondary schools, providing effective instruction for teachers and administrators while they are employed in the schools, supporting and conducting research that will help to improve local educational practice, and encouraging talented persons to enter and remain in primary and secondary education. It is noted that at major graduate institutions, the colleges and departments of education are usually assigned second or third class status. Furthermore, it is claimed that the emphasis of research at most universities has been more on basic psychological and sociological understanding than on more applied research related to the conduct of teaching in the schools. Ways in which a university can share its resources with the schools and the issue of the shortage of qualified teachers are also addressed. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, College Role, College School Cooperation, Education Majors, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Education
The Council of Graduate School in the U.S., One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Report originally presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States (21st, Washington, DC, December 2-4, 1981).