ERIC Number: ED111761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-14
Reference Count: 0
New Teacher Organization Initiatives and Teacher Education.
Cornell, William A.
Teacher organizations believe that the teaching profession must govern itself. They are therefore requesting professional commissions in every state to set standards for teacher education. They desire involvement in the planning and implementation of teacher education programs. Teacher organizations feel strongly about competency based teacher education, and although they have always stood for having only competent teachers in the classroom, they will fight governmental intrusions into all professional prerogatives. The organized teaching professions will provide inservice programs for its members. Higher education members of the profession will be invited to be a part of these programs as equal members, but the organized profession will seek expertise at whatever level it is available. The teacher organizations are planning to take new initiatives to enforce their own code of ethics, but will resist outside interference by those who would wish to use the code for their own benefit. Finally, teacher organizations plan to have a greater say in student teaching/intern programs. They desire more input in the field experiences of future teachers. Teachers are now demanding their professional rights, and the new initiatives of organized teachers will overlap on what has formerly belonged solely to institutions of higher education. (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Leadership Institute of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Annapolis, Maryland, August 14, 1975)