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ERIC Number: ED236126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Making Change...
Watson, Darlene J.
Since the brain is generally thought to be the "center of learning," having a working knowledge of its functions is essential to effective teaching. In light of this, the "neuroeducator," as defined by researchers, provides a framework for reviewing areas of teacher education in need of observation, remediation, and reconstruction. To support necessary changes, teacher training institutions might want to become more selective and only accept into their programs the top 2 to 16 percent of national academic achievers. Also, educational training programs should include basic anatomy and biological sciences as requisite coursework, making an understanding of the neurological system a must. Another aspect to be considered is curriculum design in terms of matching prescribed educational requirements commensurate with the developmental levels identified and verified by research data. In addition, teacher candidates could enter the job market as teacher-assistants, following completion of a basic program including elements similar to those outlined for the "neuroeducator," and provisions should be made for refresher and specialization courses for inservice teachers. Recommendations should also be made for extending the school year and altering the composition of school boards to include more parents and professional educators. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A