ERIC Number: ED253503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-23
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives and Visions: Rationale for "Foundations" in Teacher Education.
A rethinking of the definition of excellence is called for. It is suggested that a definition of excellence must go beyond narrow issues and include attention to the nature of the teacher, the subject matter that needs to be transformed and communicated, and the diversity of learners. Upon this triad of concerns, educators are challenged not to passively accept conventional wisdom but to be reflective and active in seeking an adequate definition of the meaning of excellence in teacher education. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Denton, Jon, Ed., Peters, William, Ed. and Savage, Tom, Ed. New Directions in Teacher Education: Foundations, Curriculum, Policy. See SP 025 654. Paper presented at the Aiken-Stinnett Lecture Series (College Station, TX, February 23, 1984).