ERIC Number: ED389639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
International Colloquium on Education: British and American Perspectives. Proceedings (3rd, La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 18-20, 1994).
Wisconsin Univ., La Crosse.
These conference proceedings are the result of a collaborative relationship between The University College of Swansea in Wales and the University of Wisconsin--La Crosse, which have been sister institutions for more than a decade. Education faculties from the two institutions shared knowledge about research and practices in education and established a faculty exchange. This proceedings document is the product of the first faculty exchange which took place in the fall of 1992. The table of contents lists seven sections. Section 1, "Assessing Teachers in a Results-Oriented Age," includes: (1) "Accelerating Cognitive and Metacognitive Development: Developing and Evaluating Mathematical Thinking Skills" (Howard Tanner); and (2) "What the Quality Schools Concept Can Mean to Children's Learning" (Bob Norton). Section 2, "Teacher Education: Comparing British and American Perspectives," contains: (1) "Initial Teacher Education in France, Germany and Great Britain: A Comparative Perspective" (Nigel Norman); and (2) "Ersatz Teachers for British and American Schools? 1979-1994" (David Witmer). Section 3, "Impacts of Prevailing Cultures Upon School Curriculum," includes: (1) "The School Curriculum and the Welsh Cultural Dimension" (Brin Jones); and (2) "Academic Skills in the Bilingual Classroom" (Amy Young). Section 4, "Meeting the Challenge of New Demands Upon School Curriculum," contains: (1) "Models for Teaching and Learning Cross Curricular Themes and Competences" (Steve Kennewell); and (2) "Connectivity in the Classroom: Buchenwald as Teaching Model" (Greg Wegner). Section 5, "Teacher Literacy: Learning, Language and Reading Instruction," includes: (1) "PGCE Students Developing Understanding of Teaching of Reading" (Gill Harper-Jones); and (2) "Teaching the Parts in a Whole Language Classroom (Carol Kirk). Section 6, "The Liberal Arts in an Integrated Curriculum," contains: (1) "The Role of Arts in the Curriculum" (Hilary Ball); and (2) "Integrating the Fine Arts into Children's Early Formal Educations" (Sara Slayton). Section 7, "School-University Partnerships in Teacher Education," includes: (1) "Partnership in Secondary Science Teacher Training" (John Parkinson); and (2) "21st Century Middle Level Education" (Robert Richardson). (EH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
University of Wisconsin--La Crosse, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54650.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., La Crosse.