ERIC Number: ED030616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
The Real World of the Beginning Teacher.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards.
Problems and goals of beginning teachers are the subject of these speeches presented by both experienced and beginning teachers at the 1965 national conference of the National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards. The problems include the differences between teacher expectations and encounters, unrealistic teaching and extracurricular assignments, poor relationships with administrators, and loneliness during difficulties. Individual speeches cite the fault of college academic departments to provide teachers with sufficient subject matter knowledge and of professional education to unite theory and practice. Also cited are the necessity of including self-knowledge as a goal of teacher education; the need for "humor, stamina, and love" in a teacher; and the lessons to be learned from other professions regarding work socialization. A seven-year-plus teacher education program, which is designed to fit the teacher of any subject and which features a common point of formal entry into professional education, is described. (LP)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Teacher Education, Teaching Conditions
National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Clothbound, $3.00, No. 521-15734; Paper, $2.00, No. 521-15736).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards.
Note: Report of NCTEPS Conference, June 22-25, 1965, New York City