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ERIC Number: ED093838
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A Note from the Other Side.
Kaplan, Paul S.
This paper describes two types of teacher educators, discusses "in" and "out"phrases of educational jargon, and concludes with six proposals. The author criticizes teachers who teach six months in a ghetto school and then write a book about the terrible teaching of their colleagues; and he criticizes teacher educators in large universities who stay as far away as possible from the primary experience of teaching. Problems of the use of educational in-terms are discussed and exemplified by "education experimentation" and "discipline." The following proposals conclude this paper: (a) periodic mandatory stays in inner-city schools; (b) significant research directly applicable to large educational systems performed by competent and impartial experimenters; (c) a new look at the realities involved in mass education without the use of oversimplified in-words and cliches; (d) a nonbiased, realistic look at the problems of discipline within the classroom setting; (e) consideration of possible change that falls within the realm of present-day reality; and (f) a stop to the ridiculous and divisive rhetoric that divides all concerned educators. (PD)
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