ERIC Number: ED199251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Teacher Education: Reality, Hope and Promise.
In a critical examination of the state of teacher education, strong and weak areas are pointed out. The following six principles are offered as foundations upon which programs within schools and departments of education can be built: (1) All teacher education programs should be rooted in the knowledge of teaching and learning; (2) The principles of equity and concern for the welfare of all persons should be a philosophic base for education programs; (3) Teacher education in both example and teaching should recognize our pluralistic society and include diverse approaches to both the preparation of teachers and the organization of teaching experiences; (4) Continuous and cooperative monitoring of all programs is necessary to assure constant adaptation to changing needs; (5) Cooperative development of all programs with relevant constituencies is essential to achieve excellence in preparation of professional personnel; and (6) Schools of education should become advocates of those policies and programs which are necessary and desirable to best serve the needs of students. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 19, l981).