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ERIC Number: ED167504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Centrality of Teacher Education.
Ohles, John F.
The role and responsibility of teacher educators are examined as they relate to changing demands and expectations of society. As life styles and behavior of students change, teachers are ill prepared to meet classroom situations where they are confronted with rebellion and unrest. Complaints voiced against teachers currently have more to do with the failure to maintain pupil discipline than with the failure to exhibit scholarship. The opinion is presented that teacher education does not occupy a central position in the over-all education field. It does not demand enough of the preparation of future teachers to leave an imprint, nor interact enough with former students to shape their lives as teachers or administrators. It does not conduct or support or control enough educational research to change the schools. It is suggested that teacher education should occupy the central position in the structure and process of public education. Thus there would be a greater predictability about the future effectiveness of students in teaching and a profound influence by teacher educators on the present and future of the schools. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A