ERIC Number: ED343334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring Teacher Education: One Group's Perspective.
Calder, Clarence R.
This paper focuses on the issues of restructuring teacher education for general educators, special educators, and leadership personnel. The paper calls for preparing teachers in liberal arts, professional areas, and clinical experience. The pre-professional component should provide sound subject matter background. Professional education should then emphasize the study of teaching as an academic field, knowledge of pedagogy, classroom teaching skills, and values and ethical responsibilities. The clinical program should integrate the pre-professional components into rigorous experiences where formal knowledge is used as a guide to practical action. This segment should take place in a Professional Development Center. Competencies required of leadership personnel to function in preservice teacher education programs are outlined. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Majors, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Leadership Training, Liberal Arts, Professional Development, Professional Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Teacher Educator Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Professional Development Centers
Note: In: Bullock, Lyndal M., Ed. and Simpson, Richard L., Ed. Critical Issues in Special Education: Implications for Personnel Preparation. Monograph; see EC 301 016.