ERIC Number: ED243817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-16
Reference Count: 0
New Beginnings for Excellence in Illinois Education. Proceedings of the Presidents' Conference on Excellence in Illinois Education.
Illinois State Univ., Normal.
This publication is a compilation of papers presented at the "Presidents' Conference on Excellence in Illinois Education." These conference proceedings outline the complex and difficult nature of the educational problems facing the state of Illinois and the nation as a whole. These papers, by presidents of universities in Illinois, present a series of principles for action which policymakers are urged to consider. Contents include: (1) "Why Are We a 'Nation at Risk'?" (Lloyd Watkins); (2) "Responsibility for Improving Literacy Skills" (George Ayers); (3) "Public School-University Partnerships: What Has Been Successful?" (Leslie Malpass); (4) "The Influence of College Admission Standards on Quality Education in Secondary Schools" (Ronald Williams); (5) "What Is the Most Productive Mix of Pedagogical and Discipline-Based Courses in Teacher Preparation Programs?" (William Monat); (6) "What Is the Most Productive Mix of Liberal Arts, Mathematics, and Science Courses in Teacher Education Programs?" (Stanley Rives); (7) "Certification and Competency Exams: What Should Be Tested?" (Leo Goodman-Malamuth); and (8) "The Role of the Arts and Sciences in Teacher Education" (Earl Lazerson). Also included are closing remarks by Allan Ostar, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. (JMK)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Basic Skills, College School Cooperation, Education Courses, Educational Quality, Educational Responsibility, General Education, Higher Education, Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Content, Schools of Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.