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ERIC Number: ED160151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 8
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Some Reasons Why Teaching "Goes Wrong."
Marsee, Stuart E.
The American Educational System has proven itself to be responsive to the changing educational demands of a changing society. In the 1960's, these demands were for hard, rigid, scholarly curricula, geared to science, engineering, and the pursuit of the doctorate degree. In the 1970's, the educational system also met the demands of renewed interest in the social and behavioral sciences. This kind of adaptability and responsiveness is also needed in the field of teaching. Teachers have been criticized for placing learning political skills above developing teaching effectiveness; for their lack of concern with the importance of life experiences; for placing too much emphasis upon subjects taught rather than objectives desired; for using grades too heavily as motivators for study; for overburdening students with assignments; for lack of imagination, and flexibility in the use of time, tools, and methods; and for ignoring average students in favor of promising ones. It is the responsibility of the college to help their faculty to teach and be effective. Possible alternatives include bringing legislators, scientists, literary figures, and artists to meet with students; developing techniques for planning course objectives in terms of outcomes and experiences; developing "know how" to use materials for self-instruction by student; continual evaluation of teaching; and expansion of support staff. (MB)
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Language: English
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