ERIC Number: ED026384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The New NCATE Evaluation Criteria and the Requirements for a Teaching Major.
Drumheller, S. J.
Midwest Education Review, v1 n2 pl-12 Win 1969
The December 1967 AACTE publication, "Standards and Evaluation Criteria for the Accreditation of Teacher Education--A Draft of the Proposed New Standards, With Study Guide," urges that content courses taken by prospective teachers be geared to the content that the teacher is expected to transmit to his pupils. This content has traditionally consisted of language (English), citizenship training (social studies), science, and mathematics. In culturally advantaged communities such a traditional approach can be tolerated, but the majority of students need information and techniques that will be of more immediate use to them. An alternate course of study for prospective teachers, which would guide them in eliciting from their students a behavior conducive to social productivity, could be created by replacing the traditional courses with the behavioral sciences--communications, behavioral social sciences, etc. Since the teacher's task is to change antisocial, unproductive behavior to social, productive actions, college courses of study should consist of content that will equip the teacher to help the average student become a productive member of society. (Specific course requirements for teachers of communications and social studies are suggested.) (LH)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Behavioral Sciences, Communications, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, English Education, Evaluation Criteria, Interpersonal Competence, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Adjustment, Social Development, Social Relations, Social Studies, Student Reaction, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications
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