ERIC Number: ED296985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Teacher Education Policies and Programs: Implementing Reform Proposals of the 1980's.
Sears, James T.; And Others
The purpose of this paper is to examine the applications of educational reform proposals of this decade to teacher education. The first section discusses legislative initiatives regarding teacher preparation, and reviews three of the more recent teacher education reform reports issued after the first wave of these legislative efforts. Recognizing that the greatest challenge for educational reformers is to translate public policy into effective practice, section two highlights program changes and innovations which have been implemented within teacher education institutions during this decade. Based upon an analysis of the teacher education policies and programs discussed in this paper, the final section explores the potential long-term impact of these reform efforts upon teacher education and argues the need for more and better evaluative data on the effectiveness of these program reform-oriented strategies. A reference list of over 400 items is appended. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.