ERIC Number: ED039372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1956
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education for a Free People.
Cottrell, Donald P., Ed.
Information obtained during a survey of member institutions of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is the basis for this book. It is divided into eleven chapters, each dealing with one aspect of teacher education. Chapter I discusses the role of education and of teachers in a democratic society. Chapter II presents a history of teacher education in the United States and contrasts its pre-World War I status with its present status. Chapter III discusses the goals of teacher education and the development of a curriculum related to these goals. Chapters IV, V, and VI are concerned with the three parts of the teacher education program--academic education, professional education, and field experience programs--and Chapter VII discusses the organization of these three parts into a sequential program. Chapter VIII is concerned with the role of the teacher educator and his obligation to meet the individual needs of teacher trainees. Chapter IX points out the importance of student personnel work in teacher education programs and develops guidelines for inservice training of student personnel workers. Chapter X is concerned with the administration of teacher education and student participation. Finally, Chapter XI develops some ideas for future development of teacher education, based on trends noted in the preceding chapters. (RT)
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Role, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Field Experience Programs, Methods Courses, School Role, Schools of Education, Sequential Approach, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.