ERIC Number: ED137268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
Talent and Tomorrow's Teachers: The Honors Approach. New Dimensions in Higher Education: Number 11.
Lewis, Lanora G.; And Others
This publication presents an analytical summary of theories and problems of the honors approach in relation to programs for superior students who plan to enter the teaching profession. It describes some of the problems encountered with the establishment, operation, and evaluation of such programs, and suggests what their impact may be upon the quality emphasis in individual schools and in education as a whole. The proceedings transcripts upon which it is based are the verbatim account of the "Honors and the Preparation of Teachers" conference, April 8-10, 1962, held at the University of Wisconsin. Areas discussed include: the significance of honors programs for teacher education, their place in preparing elementary and secondary education majors, discussions of content, method, cooperation, selection procedures, guidance of participants, and program evaluation. The impact of honors programs on education in the schools is examined from the viewpoints of teacher recruitment and retention and program costs. Appendixes include the verbatim transcripts of five conference sessions and a list of participants. (MB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: A statement based upon the verbatim transcript of proceedings of an April 1962 conference of the Inter-University Committee on the Superior Student