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ERIC Number: ED129740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Pages: 23
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Educating a Profession: For What Purposes?
Corrigan, Dean
The Report of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Bicentennial Commission on Education for the Profession of Teaching (CEPT) provides the basis of this discussion. Teaching is seen as meeting a basic criterion of a profession: that acts performed by members of the group deal with matters of life and death. However, several reforms are needed in public schools as well as in teacher education to meet this important responsibility. Twelve reforms in public schools are outlined; and the recommendations and assertations of the CEPT Report are discussed. These latter focus on the nature of professions and where teaching stands among them; career-long designs for teacher education; governance; individual and institutional quality controls; and resources. Starting with this basis, the future of teacher education -- new directions toward human services education--is discussed. The changing society demands a new kind of professional to concentrate on long-term and environmental effects of educational and social policies and programs. There is a need in human service agencies for trainer-teachers to design programs, teach, and evaluate educational progress for other human service professionals. The new preparation demanded for this is discussed as is a proposed new strategy for reform and a new view of accountability. (JMF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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