ERIC Number: ED042701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
National Policy for the Improvement of the Quality of Teacher Education.
Cottrell, Donald P.
The first half of this document deals with the nature of needs for higher quality in teacher education. The substance of quality in teacher education is discussed in light of the relationship between social reality and the schools. The second half develops the following outline of recommendations for a new program: 1) A National Teacher Education Foundation should be established immediately to devote itself to a) the promotion of basic inquiry, in cooperation with other national educational agencies, directed toward improvement and reform of schools and school systems; b) recommendation of priotities in teacher education program development; and c) implementation of projects directed toward the improvement of quality in teacher education. 2) General federal financial aid should be provided for undergraduate teacher education. 3) A federal grant program should be established for physical plant and equipment for teacher education. 4) A federal grant and contract program should be launched to stimulate the development of consortia of universities and public agencies in the preparation of teachers. 5) A federal support program should be provided for faculty and staff development in professional schools of education. 6) A federal project-based program should be undertaken for course content improvement in teacher education. 7) A federal project grant program should be provided for exemplary programs in teacher education. (JS)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, National Programs, Teacher Education
AACTE, Number One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.