ERIC Number: ED117040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Institutions Responsible for Teacher Training. Issues and New Trends in Some European Countries and in North America.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This document is composed of two studies. The first examines the education of teachers in Germany, Sweden, England and Wales, and Denmark. It looks at the history of teacher education in those countries, focusing on (1) the fact that primary school teachers have tended to be women trained in inferior normal or teacher training schools, and (b) that secondary teachers have tended to be "educated" at universities in rigorous disciplines. The author states that teaching needs to become increasingly professionalized, that the role of the teacher has become extremely complex, and that the separation of teacher training from serious academic preparation has been harmful to the profession. The relations between teacher training institutions, schools of education, and universities in the above-mentioned countries are also analyzed and critiques are offered. The second study is of U.S. and Canadian institutions concerned with teacher preparation. As in the first study, related historical and cultural issues are examined. Issues studied in this connection include accreditation and certification, state and province relationship to education, and community demands. This study also contains numerous tables and statistics. The first study is followed by references, the second by a bibliography. (CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Denmark; Germany; Sweden; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales); United States