ERIC Number: ED132110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Teacher Preparation in the Small Liberal Arts College and/or Small Teacher Education Departments.
Kohut, Sylvester, Jr.; Blue, Terry W.
Twenty-nine helpful hints for "happy teaching" are suggested as part of a program of social studies teacher preparation. Intended particularly for use by teacher educators in small liberal arts colleges, the paper groups recommendations in the following categories: (1) securing the cooperation and participation of the social science departments and programs of the college; (2) establishing an institutional identity and role for the department of education with special implications for the social studies education component; (3) meeting the letter as well as the spirit of the state certification requirements; and (4) professional acceptance by colleagues in the social sciences. Recommendations include recruiting qualified faculty to serve on special committees, stressing team effort, encouraging social science faculty to offer experimental courses in education, providing media access to information on each program, providing graduate school counseling, and offering program facilities and services for faculty development whenever appropriate. The paper concludes with the recommendation that each college set up individual programs in accordance with specific priorities and long-term goals. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Faculty, Departments, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Faculty Integration, Flexible Scheduling, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Liberal Arts, Participation, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Washington, D.C., November 4-7, 1976)