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ERIC Number: ED025454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-18
Pages: 15
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Needed: A Revolution in Teacher Education.
Southworth, Horton C.
Pennsylvania School Journal, v117 p6-8+ Sep 1968. (400 North 3rd St., Harrisburg, Pa.)
Some revolutionary shifts in attitudes about teacher education are basic to change. Rather than defend the present state of teacher education, teacher educators must provide (1) a new political power base capable of securing adequate finances for quality teacher education; (2) a recruiting system which properly selects and screens talent for teaching; (3) a new system of incentives based on performance and ability rather than years of service and credits earned; (4) a partnership which includes teachers, universities, school districts, communities, and related agencies; (5) data to support or refute the nature of teacher education; (6) a means to study, evaluate, and reformulate teacher education objectives which will be more responsive to societal changes; (7) adequate procedures and supervision of licensing that will contribute to professional standards; and (8) retraining for teachers through graduate inservice opportunities with the total support of the profession. Teachers must work in classrooms that are laboratories for learning and maintain professional dialogue. Additionally, if teacher behavior is changed, parents, whose maximum support is essential, must be made aware of the reasons for this change. (Author/SG).
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