ERIC Number: ED107602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
New Patterns of Teacher Education and Tasks. General Analyses.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This monograph includes three papers that discuss ways teachers can respond to new teaching and learning demands. Part 1, "Initial and Continuing Training of Teachers: New Trends and Concepts," examines (a) general principles of the development of teacher education, (b) implications of new trends and concepts for recruiting members of the teaching profession, (c) the crucial period of initial training, (d) various arrangements for inservice training, (e) administrative arrangements for new programs of professional education, and (f) policy implications of various new approaches presented in the paper. Part 2, "New Patterns of Teacher Tasks and Their Implications," focuses on (a) present trends in the distribution of responsibilities for teaching and learning, and (b) types of environment most likely to favor active and effective participation of teachers in educational innovation. Part 3, "Class Size as a Factor of Pupil Performance: A Policy Analysis," discusses a prevalent teacher view concerning the need for class reduction in order to increase efficiency. This paper presents and examines research demonstrating that student achievement is either not related to class size, or is higher with larger classes. Each part includes a section of policy recommendations and conclusions. (JS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Classroom Environment, Educational Administration, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Conditions
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).