ERIC Number: ED066425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The University Can't Train Teachers: A Symposium of School Administrators Discuss School-Based Undergraduate Education for Teachers.
Olson, Paul A., Ed.; And Others
This book presents the work of a study commission on school-based undergraduate education for teachers. Participants of the commission were superintendents of schools and principals who have played a leading role in developing clinical training. Seven major areas were discussed: 1) educational reform and informational needs; 2) the idea of community and the education of teachers; 3) the use of higher education personnel in school-based undergraduate teacher-training programs; 4) school-based teacher-training centers; 5) certification and tenure; 6) funding problems and recommendations; and 7) strategies and proposals for change. Study commission recommendations concerned: a) an assessment of the needs and models in school-based undergraduate training of teachers, b) a study relating school, state and national budgeting procedures for the education of teachers, c) the age of teacher recruitment, d) feedback and evaluation of higher education as to its effectiveness in teaching, e) a redefinition of "performance" and "behavioral objectives", f) the reform of credentialling procedures to reflect community needs and the teachers capacity to do a job, g) federal funding as an "institutional reform" grant funding, h) training in professional education reflecting a respect for culture, life style, and power of oppressed groups, and i) control over the technical aspect of the undergraduate education of teachers. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Study Commission on Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers, Lincoln, NE.