ERIC Number: ED266124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-22
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education and the Liberal Arts. Wingspread Conference of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Report (October 11-13, 1985).
Dunbar, Jeffrey B.
Teams of faculty members from the 13 institutions of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest examined how liberal arts colleges can play a significant role in addressing the demand for good teachers in America's public schools. More specifically, they examined the characteristics of good teachers, the relation of these characteristics to the liberal arts, and the ways that liberal arts colleges might support teacher education, both as individual institutions and as members of a consortium. The purpose of this conference was to establish: (1) cross-departmental working relationships to improve and promote teacher education at their respective colleges; and (2) cross-college working relationships to develop, fund, and promote consortium teacher education improvement projects such as a consortium five-year program in teacher education, and a consortium cancellable-loans program for teacher candidates. The first part of this report is an executive summary, detailing the consultant's findings for the conference. The second part is a consultant's-responses report, containing the consultant's questions and rationales, ideas, and recommendations which emerged from the conference proceedings. The third part of the report is a chronological-narrative report in the form of an appendix providing elaborative information for each of the findings stated in the Executive Summary. (JD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
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