ERIC Number: ED247221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-28
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education for a Technocratic Society.
Pooler, Anne E.
In an effort to redesign an undergraduate teacher preparation program at the University of Maine (Orono), field research was conducted gathering attitudes and opinions from educators, students, and special interest groups (e.g., State Board of Education, State Teacher's Association). Data were gathered from questionnaires, group sessions, and invited testimony. Participants gave their opinions on what elements should be contained in an effective teacher education program. Students gave their opinions on what were the most and least helpful courses in their program. Responses indicated that practitioners and students agreed that a redesign of the program was necessary. With this preliminary information, a team composed of practitioners identified 12 principles of effective teaching and 13 principles of effective teacher preparation. Based upon these principles, a model was constructed proposing specific innovations, including liberal arts, professional preparation teams, human development, instructional skills and professional seminars, field experiences, and evaluative processes. Appended to this report is a list of the identified principles for effective teachers and teacher preparation, a statement on the mission of the college of education, and an example of a typical four-year program. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Maine Orono
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New England Educational Research Organization, Inc. (Rockville, ME, April 27-29, 1983).