ERIC Number: ED250289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
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An Evaluation of the Rationale for Required Teacher Education: Beginning Teachers with and without Teacher Preparation.
This paper presents two propositions: (1) that extensive knowledge of subject matter is a necessary but not sufficient condition for effective teaching; and (2) that teacher education is a legitimate professional preparation which should be improved rather than circumvented. Six rationales for the validity of the above propositions, based on theory, logic, research, expert opinion, experience, and common sense, are detailed. In addition some historical perspective is provided regarding the use of teachers with and without professional education. (CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A