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ERIC Number: ED029844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 35
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The Preparation of College and University Teachers.
Heiss, Ann M.
Although graduate faculties have favored research ability rather than teaching skills in doctoral candidates (even though 85 percent of those with doctorates teach in college and never publish), there have been encouraging signs of change. Agencies which have contributed to research are donating now for improvement in graduate teaching programs. Previous trends in teacher assistantship programs, which have lacked status as well as supervised teaching experience, are being partially countervailed by the appointment of experienced teaching assistants to supervise beginners and by teaching assistant unions formed to secure better working conditions and appointment procedures. Alternatives to assistantship programs have included, in addition to practicums and internships, a program awarding a Candidate for Philosophy Certificate and another awarding a Master of Philosophy degree, both for completion of all doctorate requirements except the dissertation; and a sixth-year program which awards a specialist degree and which could fulfill the special needs of junior college instructors. Academic departments, with financial assistance solicited by the university or college, should assume major responsibility for preparing college teachers. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.