ERIC Number: ED199215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Toward a New Model of Teacher Education.
Hermanowicz, Henry J.
Criticism of the field of teacher education should be constructive from those within the field. Given the rich background of experimentation, research, and substantive ideas in education, teacher educators should take the initiative for improving the profession rather than have legislative or policy mandates imposed upon them. Developments in the 1960's and 1970's, such as the curriculum reform movement, microteaching, the Teacher Corps, the Education Professions Development Act, competency based teaching, and PL 94-142, should serve as a prelude for redesigning teacher education programs in the 1980's. An autonomous two-year program of professional post-baccalaureate studies has been proposed. The undergraduate courses for prospective teachers would also be revamped under this plan, the results of which would be greater depth and enrichment in content areas for secondary school teachers and comprehensiveness for elementary school teachers. All prospective teachers would study exceptionality, educational psychology, measurement and evaluation, curriculum, and school and community relationships. The second year of the two-year program would involve full time study and clinical experience in a public school district as a training laboratory. Examples of courses and semesters are given. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Crossgate Seminar sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.