ERIC Number: ED244927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
The Education of Teachers in Alberta: A Model for the Future.
Patterson, R. S.; And Others
This report summarizes 10 recommendations made by a select committee of Deans of Education from Alberta (Canada) universities for a model for preparing teachers in the province. Comments on the expected implications of each recommendation are provided. Recommendations were made in the areas of: (1) philosophy of teacher education; (2) entry requirements to faculties of education; (3) personal attributes of prospective teachers; (4) lengthening the program to five years of university education; (5) professional component of teacher education (two full academic years); (6) emphasis on the theory-practice relationship; (7) renewal of teacher certification every five years on the basis of successful performance in the classroom and professional development activities; (8) ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of teacher education programs at the universities; (9) province-wide coordination of teacher education; and (10) establishing a $10 million trust fund for applied research on teaching and learning. (JD)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Length, Research Projects, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers: Alberta; Canada