ERIC Number: ED270441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education and the Liberal Arts. Report of the Task Force of the Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and Affiliated Private Universities. An Occasional Paper.
Petrie, Hugh G.
The contribution of liberal education to teacher preparation goes far beyond the simple notion of subject matter mastery. An analysis of the concept of pedagogy, combined with research about teachers and teaching and an awareness of the social conditions of teaching, can be used to construct a compelling case for a wide-ranging contribution of liberal education to teacher preparation. Even methods courses can be improved by appropriate contributions from the liberal arts and sciences. Liberal education may contribute to teacher preparation in four major areas: (1) general education; (2) higher order skills such as inquiry, critical analysis, and decision making; (3) traditional content areas; and (4) teaching methods. Cooperative efforts of liberal arts faculties and professional educators are needed to design programs of teacher preparation. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and Affiliated Private Universities.
Note: For a related document, see SP 027 711.