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ERIC Number: ED298647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education Reform in the United States (1890-1986). Occasional Paper No. 3.
This paper reviews the major studies and reports about the development and reform of teacher education over the past century, focusing on the chronic issues and recurring themes in this body of literature. Part 1 reviews the historical development of teacher education in America over four periods: advancement and transformation from normal schools to teachers' colleges (1890-1930); construction and consolidation of teacher education institutions (1930-1950); controversy and criticism over teacher education (1950-1970); and research, reform, and reconstruction of teacher education (1970 to the present). Part 2 focuses on literature that pertains to the following chronic issues and recurring themes: (1) teaching as a profession; (2) organization of knowledge; (3) organization of programs; (4) quality controls; (5) authority and responsibility; and (6) state-certified departments of education and public schools. Seventy-three references are included. (TE)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Supervision, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Educational Renewal.