ERIC Number: ED270440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May-21
Reference Count: 0
The Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Teacher Education Curriculum.
Petrie, Hugh G.
Beyond the usual knowledge of subject matter, the key contribution which the liberal arts can make to teacher preparation is in helping teachers develop good judgment, not only in general, but in how they present, re-present, and represent their knowledge to students. This paper explores how the liberal arts and sciences and the teacher education fields can come together to produce knowledgeable, effective teachers. The common wisdom concerning the role of the liberal arts in teacher preparation is explored, along with some of the essential contributions, and important limitations of these contributions. The often overlooked concept of the structure of knowledge as a key feature of the contribution of the liberal arts to the teacher education curriculum is elaborated upon. This paper goes beyond the static concept of the structure of knowledge to an examination of a dynamic concept of ways of knowing, or the notion of judging. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Excellence in Teacher Preparation through the Liberal Arts (Allentown, PA, May 21, 1986). For a related document, see SP 027 712.