ERIC Number: ED040162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Six Areas of Teacher Competence.
California Teachers Association, Burlingame.
This is the third edition of the "California definition" of teacher competence, superseding "Measures of a Good Teacher" (1952) and "Teacher Competence: Its Nature and Scope" (1957). It defines the six areas as 1) director of learning, 2) counselor and guidance work, 3) mediator of the culture, 4) link with the community, 5) member of the school staff, and 6) member of the profession, and gives detailed analyses of each, resulting from continued study of each group. The need for a clear and widely accepted definition of the nature and range of teacher competence is emphasized and groups of questions are provided to assist in the study. The questions are directed to local associations of teachers, TEPS committees, groups responsible for inservice education, college and university faculties, curriculum workers, guidance personnel, and administrators, and supervisors. Examples are given which illustrate the operational use of the definitions and indicate some of the misconceptions which may lead to disappointment and failure. Finally, the personal qualities of the successful teacher and the responsibilities of the preparing institution are briefly discussed. (Related to SP 003 944, in this issue.) (MBM)
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Role Perception, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience, Values
California Teachers Association, 1705 Murchison Drive, Burlingame, California ($0.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Teachers Association, Burlingame.