ERIC Number: ED028171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: N/A
Children in a Promised Land: Education, The Disciplines, The Schools, The Culture. Report of the National Conference of the Tri-University Project in Elementary English (3rd, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 23-25, 1968).
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.; New York Univ., NY.; Washington Univ., Seattle.
This conference report is comprised of 23 papers which represent the Third National Conference of the Tri-University Project in which faculty members from more than 60 institutions work with the staffs of three universities (New York University and the Universities of Nebraska and Washington) to determine how elementary school teachers ought to be trained. The papers deal with the general lack of knowledge about children in our culture and the too frequent failure to reach them, the reasons for the failure of higher education to encourage competent teaching, the results of cooperation between the disciplines and education, possible influences that higher education might have on public schools, the effect of more adequate professional training in clinical schools, and the problem of training teachers to allow children to think and to imagine. In addition, the report contains the recommendations of the Conference concerning the recruitment and training of better teachers. (JS)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Culture, Education, Education Majors, Elementary School Students, English Education, English Instruction, Humanities, Imagination, Literature, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading, Social Studies, Student Teacher Supervisors, Teacher Education
Tri-University Project, Andrews Hall, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.; New York Univ., NY.; Washington Univ., Seattle.