ERIC Number: ED244538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May-12
Reference Count: N/A
Public Hearing on Teaching and Teacher Education (Atlanta, Georgia, May 12, 1982).
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Views concerning teaching and teacher education and the pursuit of excellence in education are expressed in a 1982 public hearing. Attention is directed to the following concerns: the nature of effective teaching, the preparation of an effective teacher, keeping the teacher effective, the responsibility for providing and sustaining excellence in teaching, and resources that are required to achieve this task. An overview of research that relates to teaching and teacher education is provided, along with philosophical views on the improvement of education as a practical activity. The components of a teacher education program are also outlined, and current state policies affecting teacher quality in instruction are addressed. Attention is directed to the specific issues of teacher certification and teacher trainee programs at colleges and universities. Additional topics include: the selection of teachers in Southern states, testing of teachers, attracting talented people to the teaching profession, the quality of preservice teacher education, teacher centers for inservice training, a proposal to establish a 1- to 3-year internship program for teachers, the teaching environment, and the need for more teacher involvement and teacher control. (SW)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Hearings, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, State Government, Teacher Centers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Participation, Teaching Conditions, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.