ERIC Number: ED214235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational Professions: Preparation and Practice.
Executive Review, v2 n5 Feb 1982
To accomplish needed reform in education, this author recommends that a combination of purposes must be pursued; these involve the four major elements constituting an educational context, which are characterized as pattern, preparation, practice, and "compaction." Pattern is defined as all aspects of the structure and configuration of programing and roles represented at all levels of the educational spectrum, from courses, equipment, and teachers to yellow buses. Preparation is described as an element similar to pattern; the author explains that it requires that a particular pattern be involved and that it become preparation as it moves from common schools to postsecondary experiences. Practice, according to the author, is related to preparation in the same way preparation is related to pattern; it has to do with doing well what one was prepared to do. The author describes "compaction" as involving educators' unifying around what they agree on. The paper concludes that one aid in accomplishing needed educational reform is the teaching doctorate. This would be a six-year teacher training program, with three years of liberal arts studies and three years of education studies, that would make teacher education programs professional programs. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Organization, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Education, Public Opinion, School Support, Teacher Education Programs, Teachers
Editor, The Executive Review, University of Iowa, 210 Lindquist Center, Iowa City, IA 52242 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Inst. for School Executives.