ERIC Number: ED040153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Renewal in Teacher Education: Proposals for Improvement. Working Paper.
Utah Student Education Association.
The Student Utah Education Association has prepared a set of 21 recommendations for improvement of teacher education at both university and public school levels, with brief notes on the rationale behind each and the action which should be taken. Those relating to teacher education institutions include: the establishment of student-faculty or student-teacher councils, student participation in course selection, instructors with recent experience in teaching students and working with children, early and realistic first-hand practical experience, new emphasis on clinical demonstrations of teaching skills and styles, elimination of traditional grading procedures and the development of new forms of evaluation, positive recruitment of desirable students, diverse paths to the basic teaching certificate, greater college-school cooperation, student participation in the accreditation of teacher education institutions, properly supervised internships, and greater efforts to attract minority members into teaching. The recommended standards for public schools are: 1) student participation in the selection of cooperating teachers, 2) grievance procedures in connection with laboratory experiences, 3) guidelines describing teaching process for student teachers, 4) remuneration for student teachers, 5) limitation of class size for first practice teaching, and 6) establishment of communication machinery for student teachers. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Student Education Association.