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ERIC Number: ED041863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 100
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The Discernible Teacher.
Macdonald, John
The author of this book summarizes his philosophy of teacher education in four chapters. The first chapter, "Some Problems of Teacher Education," discusses the difficulties teacher training institutions have in implementing their new ideas in the schools, and attributes the difficulty to the middle class values and clannishness of teachers, which tend to make teacher education an initiation rite rather than an educational experience. The second chapter, "Professionality," concerns attempts to achieve professional status for teaching, and outlines several philosophies of professionality which might help to attain this goal. The third chapter, "The Discernible School," describes the school of the future and the teacher of the future. It points out the need for specialization by teachers and team teaching, and details several ways in which the teams could be organized. The fourth chapter, "Teaching and Contemporary Society," explains the new role of the teacher and the schools in society. An appendix contains comments by a panel of consultants who participated in the development of the book. (RT)
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 320 Queen St., Ottawa 4, Ontario ($3.25)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario). Research Div.