ERIC Number: ED250293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Toward a More Desirable Profession.
Robinson, Sharon B.
Reform of teacher education must be based on substantial emphasis on the liberal arts and major academic disciplines, and rigorous admission and graduation requirements. The professional curriculum must be relevant to the world of teaching and learning. Teachers are now being prepared for a world of professional practice that should not exist; teaching and learning conditions in the schools undermine the teaching profession and frustrate productivity and credibility. Five conditions require immediate consideration and action: (1) greater autonomy of local school faculty and decentralization of substantial authority to the persons close to the students; (2) a new model of the school as a clinic, laboratory, and research and development center housing a group of knowledgeable workers, with high expectations not only for students but also for their parents; (3) more emphasis on teacher evaluation, which should be a joint effort with teachers and administrators working together; (4) stronger leadership by the school principal; and (5) teacher salaries which are commensurate with those of comparable professions. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
Identifiers: National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Educ
Note: Seminar paper presented at a Hearing of the National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (Austin, TX, October 4-5, 1984). For related documents, see SP 025 564-595.