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ERIC Number: ED189063
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 12
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Liberally Educated Teachers: The Potential for Reducing Educational Fragmentation.
Agnew, Ann T.
The liberal education of teachers is based on two types of knowledge: a professional training in education and methodology, and the academic knowledge upon which specific teaching skills are built. This second type develops perception, interpretation, application, and verbal and nonverbal skills. Liberally educated teachers can understand and teach the connections between and the integration of skills in the classroom, reducing the possibility of "fragmentary learning" (or the acquisition, but not integration, of skills). Because their liberal arts background provides them with the ability to adjust to student needs and curriculum changes without yielding the major educational goal, liberally educated teachers are equipped to make decisions, plan programs, and coordinate activities that bring about the most effective learning atmosphere possible. (CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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