ERIC Number: ED257782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education in the '90s: A Working Paper. Occasional Paper No. 016.
Monahan, William G.
The restructuring of teacher education programs must involve a collaboration between members of college faculties involved in producing educational knowledge and those who use the knowledge to train teachers. The restructuring also involves: (1) extending the teacher training period to a minimum of five years; (2) better integration of the academic and clinical aspects of training; (3) increasing the status and role of excellent practitioners who supervise student teaching; and (4) creating new graduate degrees commensurate with the increased rigor of a truly "professional" program. This paper establishes the historical context for this change as well as the rationale and necessary preconditions. It also proposes three structural models for teacher education programs in the 1990s. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.