ERIC Number: ED157874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-25
Reference Count: 0
Future Projections for Professional Preparation.
Jewett, Ann E.
The nature of education needed in the future is discussed with particular reference to those in the physical and health education fields. Anticipating great social change in the course of the next two decades, the role of the physical education teacher is regarded as an expanding one. Three stages of development in curriculum for these teachers are proposed. The goal for the first stage is to use competency based teacher education as a tool for strengthening the best elements of the traditional curriculum. The key factor in the second stage of change is to accept specialization as a necessity, and to include in the undergraduate experience instructional models in role definition and decision making. Specialists with different activity competencies and capabilities for teaching all age groups and persons of widely variant capabilities will be needed. The final stage of development for competent teachers will be preparing professionals who have diverse talents and varying skills, who are well qualified to live and work in a society that is globally interdependent, and who can contribute services attuned to unlimited multiethnic and polycultural differences. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Southern District Conference of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (Little Rock, Arkansas, February 25, 1978)