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ERIC Number: ED151854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
It Can Be Done: Bringing the Pre's and the In's Closer Together.
Ellis, W. Geiger
Recent guidelines for the preparation of English teachers make the assumption that preservice and inservice teacher education are contiguous parts of an ongoing process. Too often, however, inservice education involves isolated efforts that are perceived by teachers to have little direct relation to what actually happens in the classroom. In order to make preservice and inservice education contiguous and to make inservice education an integral part of teaching, preservice teacher candidates, teacher educators, and practicing teachers must learn from each other while focusing on the actual job of the teacher. Teacher educators should establish credibility with teachers by demonstrating their knowledge of classroom technqiues. They should also work on developing relationships of mutual trust and respect in which they allow teachers to make meaningful decisions about the training of teacher candidates, spend time in teachers' classrooms, and give positive reinforcement for good teaching techniques they observe. Teachers and teacher educators should also remain open to the possibility of gaining teaching ideas from observing the work of teacher candidates. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (16th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 16-18, 1978)