ERIC Number: ED225970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of the Teacher Education Scope: An Overview of the Structure and Form of Teacher Education.
Imig, David G.
This paper presents an overview of the current state of teacher education in the United States and identifies a series of issues for action. Topics addressed include: (1) the function and form of higher education institutions offering education programs; (2) characteristics of education faculties; (3) student enrollment; (4) job placement of education graduates; (5) teacher supply and demand; (6) components of teacher education programs; (7) extended programs; (8) educational resources; (9) responsiveness of schools and departments of education to preservice education needs; (10) inservice professional development; (11) accreditation, certification, and program evaluation; (12) issues confronting professional education during the coming decade; and (13) questions which warrant the attention of both public policy makers and education professionals. Issues cited in this area are concern with upgrading the quality of education students and teachers, inservice training, improvement of certification and evaluation, the social mission of teachers, public support of teacher education, and the development of a supportive professional climate. A bibliography is appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty, Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Federal Aid, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Schools of Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Airlee House Conference on Teacher Education and Special Education (Washington, DC, September 10-11, l982).