ERIC Number: ED059977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Beyond the Upheaval.
Pomeroy, Edward C.
In a review of the development of teacher education since World War II, the author identifies six major crests: 1) identification of teacher education as an appropriate and important function for all types of higher education institutes; 2) structuring a national association of higher education institutions committed to improving teacher education; 3) acceptance of the shared responsibility for teacher education by higher education, teachers, and the public; 4) development of a cadre of professionals trained to meet the expanded demands of teacher preparation; 5) the joining together of academicians and pedagogues to meet the needs of prospective teachers; and 6) expansion of governmental involvement in teacher education. Now we have reached a point where the supply of teachers exceeds the demand, and there is a need for a new, long look at teacher education and the formulation of new roles. Some targets for future professional action are teacher renewal sites and teacher centers, built on the concept of using schools and communities as proper partners for colleges and universities, the consortium approach to teacher education, greater involvement of colleges in the community, more feedback from teachers to their former colleges, the development of greater sensitivity to different cultures, performance-based teacher education, and improved accreditation procedures. (MBM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Schools of Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: The 13th Charles W. Hunt Lecture presented at the AACTE Annual Meeting, February 1972