ERIC Number: ED281834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
How Should Teachers Be Educated? An Assessment of Three Reform Reports. Fastback 255.
Tom, Alan R.
This monograph provides a framework for analyzing and evaluating the soundness of teacher education reform proposals. Key questions covering five areas that may be addressed to various proposals are presented: (1) problem definition; (2) solutions proposed; (3) rationale for the problem definition and proposed solutions; (4) feasibility of solutions; and (5) underlying assumptions. Specific questions are discussed along with a rationale for why each of these questions is an important part of a framework for analyzing teacher education reform reports. A demonstration of how the framework can be used to assess the recommendations in any reform report applies the questions to the following recent reports: (1) the Holmes Group report, "Tomorrow's Teachers"; (2) the Carnegie Task Force on Teaching as a Profession report, "A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century"; and (3) the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Redesign. (JD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Proposals, Research Reports, Summative Evaluation
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.90).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.