ERIC Number: ED275621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Three Scenarios for the Future of Teaching. A Future Paper for Teacher Quality and Effectiveness Center.
Three scenarios are offered for the future of teaching. The first includes reforms such as requirements for a full liberal arts program for teacher candidates, a fifth year of professional education, a carefully supervised induction, and tests of subject-matter knowledge, professional knowledge, and performance. The second scenario examines the consequences of a continuation of today's policies for teacher education and practices that have not been effective in the past. The third scenario is drawn on a parallel with the model of the United States Army during the era when the draft existed. A permanent, relatively high-paid cadre of experienced professional teachers inducting, training, and supervising contingents of continuously changing temporary teachers. Temporary teachers would be secured through one of several plans: (1) mandated public service; (2) college loan forgiveness; (3) voluntary Peace-Corps-like teaching corps; or (4) high beginning salaries on a scale which fails to reward experience. The possibilities inherent in the final scenario are considered. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.