ERIC Number: ED287847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
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Toward a Paradigm Shift in Teacher Education: Renaming and Reorganizing the Knowledge Base.
Bauer, Norman J.
This presentation considers the need to rename and reorganize the traditional paradigm that governs the organization and implementation of undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Two particular components of the preparation paradigm--the academic component and the professional preservice component--are given particular attention. The paradigm shift is based on four major assumptions: (1) colleges and universities have served and will continue to serve as the locus for a substantial and very significant portion of teacher preparation; (2) the study of education constitutes a discipline in its own right; (3) teacher education reform and teaching profession restructuring are two very different types of educational reform; and (4) the current era is quite challenging in that a value breakup has occurred regarding teacher preparation, resulting in the possibility of constructing a new, improved paradigm for teacher preparation. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Studies Convention (Chicago, IL, November 4-8, 1987).