ERIC Number: ED111770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
PBTE: Viewpoints of Two Teacher Organizations. PBTE Series No. 18.
Kemble, Eugenia; McKenna, Bernard H.
This monograph presents the viewpoints of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) on the subject of Performance Based Teacher Education (PBTE). These manuscripts, solicited from members of the staffs of these two major teacher organizations, describe the concerns that members of the profession have concerning PBTE. The first paper, by a representative from AFT, begins by focusing on the political origins of the competency movement. It then discusses abstract definitions and program realities of PBTE, as well as the kinds of considerations that must go into deciding whether or not the competency based movement will have an impact on improving the quality of teacher education. The second paper, by a representative fom NEA, begins by considering the negotiable interests of teachers in teacher education, and why teachers want and require a major role in the activities in teachr education. The paper goes on to stress the need for alternative models in teacher education. A discussion of specific issues in PBTE which are of concern to teachers, and the importance of the continuing education of teachers and other educators concludes this paper. (RC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Teacher Education, Evaluation, Governance, Inservice Teacher Education, Performance Criteria, Teacher Associations, Teacher Education
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Improvement of Educational Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.