ERIC Number: ED123196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education in the United States: The Responsibility Gap.
Study Commission on Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers, Lincoln, NE.
This book examines the balance in the education of teachers, between the federal and state interest and parent, community, and the individual interest. Chapter one, "The Future of Schools and Children: Education of Teachers as a Community Activity," deals with arguments defining the need to pay close attention to the health of the community; recommendations are presented. Chapter two, "Teacher Education in America Now," argues that the process of teacher education has always been underfunded and has become too often a standardized, insensitive, and alienating process, and that federal money has too seldom improved matters. The argument in chapter three, "Legal Constraints: Licensing, Accreditation and Equality in Teacher Education," is that homogenization and standardization of teacher training have in part been created by the federal and state governments. Chapter four, "Gathering Information on the Process of Educating Teachers," discusses the view that the measuring procedures used in education and teacher education are measuring the wrong things. Chapter five, "The Federal Role in Teacher Education," proposes a plan for the federal government to counteract standardization in the development of teachers and to counteract the separation of teachers and schools from the people. (SK)
Descriptors: Community, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Financial Support, Information Systems, Legal Problems, Standards, State Aid, State Government, Teacher Education
University of Nebraska Press, 901 North 17th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 ($2.95 paper, $10.00 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Study Commission on Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers, Lincoln, NE.