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ERIC Number: ED311019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 16
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A Model for Implementing a Knowledge-Based Curriculum in Teacher Education.
Mann, George
Current National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for schools of education focus upon the inclusion of broad knowledge bases that are developed from sound theories and scholarly inquiry. By mandating that each accredited unit develop a teacher education program founded upon broad knowledge bases, NCATE is effectively requiring some teacher education programs to alter current curricula and practices. The operational definition of "knowledge base" which forms the basis for this paper is drawn from Valli and Tom (1989): "the entire repertoire of skills, information, attitudes, etc., that teachers need to carry out their classroom responsibilities." Use of the model presented here is designed to insure a professional education program that is coherent from program philosophy through program evaluation. The model provides for faculty collaboration in the content and design of the curriculum. The use of the model will provide a systematic and orderly process to develop a defensible knowledge-based curriculum in professional education. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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