ERIC Number: ED032274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Needed: A New Professionalism in Education.
Allen, Dwight W.
Education as a professional endeavor must undergo radical changes which will institutionalize change so that it becomes an integral part of the educational structure, thereby meeting the needs of society and individual students as they arise. These priorities seem essential: dynamic definitions of and distinctions among educational roles and tasks, based on a continuously ongoing analysis of educational functions; teacher training built around such definitions; aid via resources and talent to initiate and support programs aimed at improving teacher training institutions; assignment and compensation of teachers on the basis of skill, talent, responsibility, and other relevant professional criteria; flexibility in the educational framework, school organization, and research enterprise; relevant performance criteria for evaluating teaching effectiveness and student achievement; inservice teacher training which will update and upgrade professional skills; cross-coordination of faculty effort to produce a meaningful interdisciplinary approach to learning; penetrating investigation of the relevance to society and the individual of what is and should be included in curriculums; cooperative service and research centers, on a regional or national basis, which will coordinate and disseminate efforts at all levels to upgrade professional competence; concentrated attention on the problems of educating underprivileged individuals and institutions. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Presented at a meeting to lay the groundwork for administering EPDA.