ERIC Number: ED092530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Highlights of Early Teacher Training in Kentucky.
Hartford, Ellis Ford
Bureau of School Service Bulletin, v46 n4 p36-80 Jun 1974
This speech surveys the development of teacher education from the earliest concerns of the pioneers until the establishment of the University of Kentucky College of Education in 1923. In the search for a system of education, three theories influenced Kentucky leaders. They were the Lancasterian plan of organization and instruction (i.e., the monitorial school), the ideas of Pestalozzi, and the Rensselaerean method. Early means of teacher examination and certification and of preparation for the teacher examinations are discussed. Seven alternatives of preparing for the teacher examination included (a) cramming schools, (b) home study question books, (c) normal school departments of various academies and institutes, (d) the National Normal School, (e) private normal schools, (f) question-peddlers, and (g) educational journals. Teachers' institutes, one of the earlier teaching innovations, are described. Also, a discussion of efforts to establish normal schools and of some specific schools are included. Finally, the emergence of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky from the Normal School at A&M College is discussed. A 4-page bibliography is included. (PD)
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Bureau of School Service.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky