ERIC Number: ED212557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education: Tomorrow's Impact.
Scott, Robert A.
In discussing the future of teacher education, several factors can be considered. The control of teacher education is exercised by college and university faculty, professional associations, government agencies, and accreditation groups. In preservice and inservice teacher education, there is a need for more discipline-based study and clinical internships, broader advisory councils, increased college education faculty involvement with school classrooms, and higher admission standards for entry into teacher education. Anticipated changes in the field of teacher education are in the areas of enrollment patterns, reallocation of resources, accreditation standards, and the supply and demand of teachers. New incentives for students and programs are needed. These can be in the areas of specialized grants or loan forgiveness, incentives to discontinue or consolidate unneeded programs, allocation of resources to high priority areas, leadership development, cooperation between schools and colleges, and attracting new persons to teaching. The new priorities for teacher education should include attention to learning research and basic school curriculum. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators of Indiana (Turkey Run, IN, October 19, 1981).