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ERIC Number: ED053085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 12
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The Major Purposes of Humanistic and Behavioral Studies in Teacher Education.
Nash, Paul
The author of this paper sees the major purpose of the humanistic and behavioral studies in teacher education as helping students in learning how to feel, how to think, and how to act. He deplores the inability of young people to function independently in their personal and professional lives and blames the dependent nature of their education for this phenomenon. A curriculum in the foundations of education which would help future teachers to break through the circle of "teaching as they are taught" would emphasize sensitivity training and critical and analytical thinking. In this type of program, the role of the teacher educator would change to include continuing experiences in the public schools. He would function as a unique communication link between the university and the schools. The author concludes by pointing up the need for continuing inservice education to keep the teacher abreast of the latest developments in educational theory and practice. (RT)
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Note: Paper prepared for the working conference of the National Standing Conference on Humanistic and Behavioral Studies in Education, AACTE, April 14-15, 1971, Washington, D.C.