ERIC Number: ED099316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Professional Education in a Contemporary University. Teacher Education Forum Series. Vol. 2, No. 6.
Phillips, Gene D.
In this speech, the author traces the history of the effort to make teacher education a theoretically based enterprise--an effort that culminated in the development of schools of education. He then suggests that these institutions do not provide the proper environment and resources for the adequate preparation of teachers. The author asserts that Dewey's famous laboratory school is the lone example of the testing ground of frontier educational theory and that society will spend millions of dollars reaffirming what it already knows or reinforcing educational practices which are consistent with a conservative political ethic. The author believes that not one of the many critics of teacher education today directs his criticisms to the vital center of the teacher preparation problem--that the knowledge base of today's teacher is incongruent with cultural reality. The teacher of tomorrow needs to be acquainted with the traditional social sciences and with the newer behavioral sciences. (HMD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 075 913, 076 572, 089 237, 096 262-271, and SP 008 614-636