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ERIC Number: ED266125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education as a Moral Enterprise: Using the Humanities to Affect the Preparation of Teachers. A Special Initiatives Proposal to Improve the Preparation of Teachers.
Dottin, Erskine S.; And Others
A project is described that seeks to incorporate broader understanding of the humanities into a teacher education program. The project is based on the assumption that the study of philosophy, history, literature, and other basic disciplines of the humanities will help prospective teachers to develop interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives on education. Assuming that the route to professional competence does not lie in converting members of the human species into unreflective, dependent beings, but in engendering critical reason, this project focuses on the teacher preparation component that bridges the gap between the educated person and the professional teacher. The intent is to improve professional competence for preservice teacher educators by providing new and prospective teachers the opportunity to heighten moral consciousness and create conditions for professional independence. An outline is presented of the contents of a course designed to reach these objectives. A reading list for students in the course is included, as well as general references. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A