ERIC Number: ED316082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Those Who Can. Undergraduate Programs To Prepare Arts and Sciences Majors for Teaching.
Johnston, Joseph S., Jr.; And Others
The book synthesizes existing literature on teacher education and recommends an integrated program to prepare arts and sciences undergraduates for careers in teaching. The six chapters of Part I provide general principles while the four chapters of Part II offer specific recommendations for colleges and universities. After an introduction, Chapter 2 documents the nation's continuing inability to secure from among its teacher education graduates enough high quality teachers. Chapter 3 then proposes a primary national and institutional strategy to tap into the pool of students majoring in the arts and sciences. The review in Chapter 4 of what teachers need to know and be able to do reinforces the value of an arts and sciences background. Chapter 5 examines proposals that would bring liberal arts majors into teaching by placing teacher preparation on the graduate level. Chapter 6 considers the obstacles impeding the implementation of the integrated undergraduate programs recommended. Recommendations presented in Chapter 7 cover general education, the major area of study, supportive and administrative structures, inservice programs, and the role of state regulations. Chapter 8 offers recommendations to recruit and prepare minority teachers, and Chapter 9 summarizes the results of a recent survey of current practice in certification programs for arts and sciences majors. Finally, chapter 10 presents brief descriptions of 11 programs that have already undertaken the sort of innovations proposed. An appendix lists organizations and projects with such activities currently underway. Over 300 notes document references cited in the book. (SM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Career Choice, College Students, Course Selection (Students), Degrees (Academic), Educational Quality, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Science Education, Specialization, Teacher Certification, Teaching (Occupation), Undergraduate Students
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.