ERIC Number: ED256719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Brown, Peggy Ann, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v7 n2 Nov-Dec 1984
Articles on improving preservice teacher education, with particular considerations on proposed five-year programs, are featured in this theme issue. In "Fifth Year Teacher Preparation: A Solution in Search Of a Problem," Alan R. Tom weighs the pros and cons of extending teacher preparation for a fifth year, noting the fact that high-quality education is not necessarily assured by extending a program. In his article, Hendrik D. Gideonse makes "A Case for Two-Year, Postbaccalaureate Preparation of Teachers." Descriptions are given in three articles of extended degree programs at Austin College, the University of Florida, and the University of Kansas. The competency-based teacher education program at Bowling Green Sate University is the subject of one article, and the topic addressed in another contribution is the emphasis placed on a liberal arts background at Brown University. Brief descriptions are given of programs at Appalachian State University, Central Washington University, Concordia College, Coppin State College, Kenyon College, the University of Maine at Orono, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Wyoming. (JD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Policy Formation, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Length, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.