ERIC Number: ED233009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Updating Teacher Education in Light of the Changed Context of Education.
Das, Ajit K.; Bright, Larry K.
In view of the changes that technology is ushering into the field of education, it is necessary to make some substantial changes in the education of teachers. By broadening the base of teacher education, future educators will have a better understanding of: (1) the social, economic, and political changes set in motion by new technology; (2) the impact of these changes on human institutions and in human lives; (3) the broader concept of education as one of the important human services; and (4) the teaching and learning process as it occurs throughout the human lifespan in diverse settings. Future educators will need to develop diagnostic, counseling, and communication skills as well as have facility in using new information processing and communications technology. They will also have to develop a respect for human dignity, a global perspective on human problems, and a strong commitment to lifelong learning. Seven general categories that should be part of a future-oriented teacher education program include: (1) human development; (2) human services education systems; (3) teaching and learning processes; (4) curriculum resources; (5) social change processes and technologies; (6) futures planning in education and human services; and (7) social and behavioral sciences methodologies and computer applications. (JMK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (30th, Washington, DC, July 11-15, 1983).