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ERIC Number: ED028970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 84
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What Teacher Education Could and Should Be Doing in the Next Twenty Years or a New Focus on the Personal Dimension in the Education of Teacher-Scholars.
Corrigan, Dean C.
Presented in introductory sections of this document is a discussion of the implications of recent advances in knowledge and technology and of the population explosion: future society will have an increased emphasis on continuous learning as man's labor is replaced by machines and as the need for peaceful interaction grows. A teacher-scholar for 1988 is described as one who should possess the qualities of thought and action which encourage intelligent self-direction--a frame of reference, or educational philosophy; systematic ways of acquiring knowledge and of making decisions; and potential for creative responses to changing life situations. A unified plan for the development of self-direction and personal uniqueness of each teacher-scholar is proposed within the framework of an instructional team organization. The plan includes direct teaching experience combined with independent study, inquiry groups, professional action groups, seminars, and a close advisor-student relationship. A discussion (with diagrams) of the functions of the components of such a program is offered. Concluding sections emphasize the importance of using effectively the new instructional materials, of recognizing that evaluation is a continuous process, and of developing flexible programs in which the personal uniqueness of each teacher-scholar can be developed. (SM)
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Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY. Coll. of Education.