ERIC Number: ED266543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Educology for Freedom and Teacher Education: An Emerging Curriculum Issue in the Preparation of Teachers.
Christensen, James E.
Current curricula, focusing on education for employment, will not be appropriate for a future in which demands and needs for employment are drastically altered by technological developments. Prospective teachers should address this situation in the course of their educological studies and apply the three kinds of understanding gained through educological study (qualitative, quantitative, and procedural) to developing new, more appropriate curricula. This paper reviews the distinction between education (a field of phenomena) and educology (the fund of knowledge about education), describes the kinds of knowledge encompassed by educology, considers the personal attributes of teachers that can be furthered through educological study, and suggests possible educational objectives that can be sought as alternatives to objectives centering around employment. The paper concludes by recommending development of a curriculum based on the enhancement of self-determination, individuality, and intelligent action. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A