ERIC Number: ED223587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Foundations of Teacher Preparation: Responses to Public Law 94-142.
Reynolds, Maynard C., Ed.; And Others
Papers and critiques are presented which were delivered at a conference designed to stimulate ideas and actions among foundations of education faculty members. Six foundations professors who had experience with Dean's Grant Projects were selected to deliver the papers, while seven foundations professors were chosen to present critiques. The introduction to this publication, by Maynard C. Reynolds, gives an overview of the effects of Public Law 94-142 (Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975) and of the Dean's Grants Program on educational theory courses. In the first paper, "The Mandate for Equity in Education: Another Challenge for Foundational Teacher Preparation," Christopher J. Lucas urges philosophic inquiry into the ambiguities and challenges presented to teachers by Public Law 94-142. Critiques of Lucas' themes are by Donna R. Barnes and Victor L. Worsfold. The second paper, "All the Children of All the People: Public Law 94-142 and America's Proposition for Education," by David Julian Hodges, traces the development of equal education rights for handicapped people and cautions educators about the time needed to accomplish attitude change. Alanson A. Van Fleet responds with a different perspective. The third paper, by Angelo V. Boy, addresses client-centered counseling in "Psychological Foundations of Education: The Teacher as Counselor." Robert L. Hohn presents additional arguments in his critique. A model for the diagnosis of learning characteristics is presented in the fourth paper, "Human Development and Learning: An Individual Differences Perspective," by Ronna F. Dillon. James H. McMillan assesses and comments on Dillon's views. "Implications of Public Law 94-142 for Teacher Education in Measurement and Assessment" is the topic of the fifth paper, by Nona Tollefson. The paper is reviewed by Thomas J. Kelly. In the sixth paper, Homer Page describes his course on "Experiential Education with Special Populations." Jesse Liles evaluates Page's comments. (FG)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. National Support Systems Project.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act