ERIC Number: ED063247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for the Selection of Students in Programs of Teacher Education.
The author reviews research evidence he considers pertinent to the selection of teacher education students and synthesizes the evidence into 11 criteria for selection. The areas of childhood development, adult learning, college influence on students, college student characteristics, and present selection practices are all explored. In particular, Haberman discusses the durability of values learned in childhood, the outstanding cognitive and affective characteristics of adults in their twenties and thirties (usually considered too old to enter the profession), the relatively weak influence of the college environment on vocationally oriented students, the cultural pluralism of the new student population, and the use of grades as the currently most popular selection criteria for admission into teacher education programs. These observations lead Haberman to the formation of selection criteria which emphasize a candidate's values and capacity for adult growth and which define student characteristics in terms of program goals rather than in terms of typically acceptable student characteristics. (LP)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Educational Supply, Open Enrollment, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.
Note: Research Bulletin 11