ERIC Number: ED238832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Crises and Educational Change in Teacher Education: Challenge of the Eighties and Nineties.
Sobeih, Nabil Ahmed Amer
The contribution that education has made to the development of the world and the realization of human ideals is assessed, and the present social situation is analyzed against the background of inherited human values held in common by most people. Major societal changes are pointed out: the population explosion; urbanization; the rise of educational technology; and the growth of specialization. Each of these critical developments is discussed in terms of how it has affected or will affect the nature of teacher education in the coming decade. It is suggested that, in the future, teacher education should place more emphasis on the rights of the individual in order to develop a form of international education that will foster full appreciation of other peoples and other national groups. A new outlook, which is shaped by the nature and structure of modern society and which unites two main and complementary notions is proposed, involving: (1) continuous close contact with life as it is between schools and real-life situations; and (2) an explicit and thorough acceptance of the ideal of permanent life-long continuing education. A discussion is presented of specific directions schools of education must take to respond to these needs. (JD)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Continuing Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, Population Growth, Relevance (Education), Schools of Education, Social Change, Social Values, Specialization, Teacher Education Programs, Urbanization
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Qatar Univ., Doha. Educational Research Centre.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Seminar for Teacher Education in the 80's and 90's (3rd, West Virginia, April, 1983).