ERIC Number: ED223580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education: An Inner View.
Tyler, Louise L.
Rather than approaching problems in teacher education programs in terms of an "either-or" formulation, an approach using premises on education, meaning, persons, and choice from educational and psychoanalytical theory can provide broadly conceived resolutions. This approach cuts across questions usually raised about teacher education curriculum, governance, and goals and provides a more inclusive base on which to resolve them. At the University of California at Los Angeles, a program for those who wish to teach at the kindergarten through sixth grade level is composed of four didactic courses: (1) psychological foundations of education, focusing on a developmental approach to human behavior; (2) curriculum and instruction, viewed from a psychoanalytic and humanistic perspective; (3) cultural foundations of education and the importance of the school as an institution; and (4) supervised student teaching. Much use is made of short stories, novels, drama, and audiovisual materials in the courses. Other developments, based on Kant's distinctions between constitutive (ontology) and regulatory (epistomology) principles can assist teacher educators in identifying reasons for individuals' engaged-in experiences and their underlying motives. (FG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Psychoeducational Methods, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Not available separately; see SP 021 340.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Griffin, Gary A., Ed. and Hukill, Hobart, Ed. Alternate Perspectives for Program Development and Research in Teacher Education. Summary of Proceedings of an Invited Symposium for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, 1981), p59-74.