ERIC Number: ED099328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Institutionalization of Teacher Education. Teacher Education Forum Series. Vol. 2, No. 19.
Clark, David L.; Marker, Gerald W.
There are several pervasive flaws in the institution for teacher education which impede change in the field. These problems result from: (a) conflicts among the various organizations participating in teacher education with regard to function, authority, and responsibility; (b) the organizational placement of teacher education in the college or university as an undergraduate program; and (c) inoperative or malfunctioning improvement and control mechanisms. Coping with these problems does not ensure qualitative improvement, and ignoring them encourages perpetuation of mediocrity in the field. It is most likely that teacher education will continue as it is--with various participants in conflict with one another, with modest substantive change resulting from the exhortations of critics and reformers, and with altered power relationships as NEA and AFT assume a stronger voice on entry to the profession. There is a second possibility, that the university will be removed almost totally from teacher education and that responsibility will be vested in local education agencies for pre- and inservice training. A more preferable but less likely third alternative is one in which the university assumes initiative to assert a positive role in the future of teacher education. (HMD)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Institutional Environment, Institutional Role, Organization, Organizational Effectiveness, Power Structure, Teacher Education
Division of Teacher Education, 325-Education Building, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Books
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