ERIC Number: ED131019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Task Force on Teacher Education and Laboratory Schools.
Quigley, Lawrence A., Ed.; Chaves, Arthur, Ed.
This 1974 examination of Massachusetts state colleges developed a report centering on six areas of concern in teacher education. (1) "Reform and Renewal"--an examination of factors promoting or hindering renewal resulted in proposals to establish projects exploring alternative structures and processes and to evaluate the results for replication. (2) "Supply and Demand"--the educator employment situation indicated that colleges should become multi-career training centers, develop more intensive counseling and placement services, and become more involved in program and certification approval. (3) "Alternatives and Constraints"--colleges should strive to attract the best candidates, provide complete evaluation of all phases of their education product, enhance curriculum flexibility, deploy and fully utilize all existing resources, and develop new programs. (4) "Laboratory Schools"--the laboratory school has evolved from facilities for observation and student teaching into teacher training centers designed for child study, program development, technique dissemination, and preservice and inservice implementation of programs; recommendations were made to develop and expand center role and to facilitate interaction between centers. (5) "Certification and Accreditation"--the certification procedure should be amended to include periodic reevaluation based on continued professional growth, and inservice programs should be expanded. (6) "Partnerships for Teacher Education"--preservice and inservice should be viewed in a continuum, and a collaborative effort of training institutions and school districts should be developed. Appendixes include evaluation instruments, surveys of practices, and a description of a teacher center-college collaborative effort. (MB)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Role, Laboratory Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Teacher Centers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Coll. System, Boston.