ERIC Number: ED339694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Fit To Teach: Teacher Education in International Perspective. Vol. 8, Center for Cross-cultural Education Lecture Series.
Gumbert, Edgar B., Ed.
This volume examines teacher education in countries having vigorous reform movements, along with their potential to influence other countries. The issue of teacher education in liberal and people's democracies as well as in industrial and developing countries is studied. Attention is called to such topics as aims and content of teacher education; the selection, retention, and certification of teachers; the organization, administration, and control of teacher education; and the social and intellectual characteristics of teachers and teacher educators. Following an introduction by the editor, the book is organized into two parts, each consisting of three chapters. Part 1, entitled "Teacher Education in Liberal Democracies," includes: "The Education of Teachers in England and Wales" (Harry Judge); "The Education of Japanese Teachers: Lessons for the United States?" (Willis D. Hawley); and "Research and Teacher Education in the American University" (Marvin Lazerson). The second part, "Teacher Education in Peoples' Democracies," incorporates "Teacher Education in the Soviet Union: Processes and Problems in the Context of Perestroika" (Valeri M. Pivavarov); "Teacher Education in Revolutionary Nicaragua" (Robert F. Arnove and Anthony Dewees); and "Teacher Education in the People's Republic of China" (Lynn Paine). (LL)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching (Occupation)
Center for Cross Cultural Education, Georgia State University, College of Education, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 30303 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Center for Cross-cultural Education.
Identifiers: China; England; Japan; Nicaragua; Reform Efforts; United States; USSR; Wales