ERIC Number: ED053081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
New Directions for Research and Development in Teacher Education.
Bush, Robert N.
In planning new directions for teacher education it is reasonable to assume that education will become more rather than less important in the next decade, that technology will drastically alter our way of life, that there will be a continued trend toward urbanization, that teaching will become more individualized, and that teaching talent will be used in new ways. The three main ingredients to be considered are curriculum, teachers, and organization and management. The two kinds of problems needing research and development are 1) those of a general character which relate to the design and structure of the program and 2) those which are more specific and technical dealing with the skills and knowledge required for teachers. The major emphasis in the next decade probably ought to be upon developmental work. New programs should be used only for those who are committed to teaching, with the major effort devoted to the first few formative years in teaching. The last two years in training and the first years on the job need to be looked at as a whole, and the distinction between pre- and inservice education needs to be erased. The needed reform in teacher education is dependent on reform in the schools and on the treatment of teachers during their first few years in the school. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.