ERIC Number: ED332981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Reform in Teacher Education: A Sociological View.
Schlechty, Phillip C.
This monograph examines preservice teacher education from the perspective of the sociologist. It emphasizes the need for furthering the cause of professionalism among teachers through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, beliefs, and orientations of a profession, a process referred to as a socialization system. The publication offers a statement of intent, along with three chapters which present a general description of socialization subsystems, discussing the important characteristics of each and detailing the implications for teacher education. Chapter 1 covers the recruitment and selection subsystem and includes criteria for recruitment, degree of selectivity, sponsorship, prior commitment, and implications for teacher education. Chapter 2 discusses the induction subsystem, covering the meaning of induction; conditions of admission; status systems; rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations; and implications for teacher education. Chapter 3, on the normative subsystem, discusses the nature and types of norms, characteristics of normative systems, the liberal arts academy or professional school, professional preparation programs, the issue of purpose, a common language, and performance visibility and intensity of communication. (LL)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Education, Schools of Education, Selective Admission, Student Recruitment, Systems Analysis, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching (Occupation)
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-2412 ($18.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Professional Guidelines; Sociology of Occupations; Teacher Socialization