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ERIC Number: ED319708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Success for Every Child: The Teachers We Need for the 1990s and Beyond.
Hughes, Andrew S.
In addressing the future of schools and the qualities of good teachers for these schools, this paper first considers the social context for which the schools will be preparing students. A discussion of the elements within this context includes analyses of future economic factors, the need for enlightened citizens, and the educational context which includes both political and demographic factors. Consideration of the demographic factors brings up the point of the incipient teacher shortage in Canada and a discussion of what schools of education can and should or should not do in training future teachers. Dismissing the possibility of flooding the schools with inferior, hastily trained teachers, the point is made that educational technology opens possibilities for an innovative but smaller teaching force to educate and motivate students. The availability of excellent educational television hardware is pointed out as one means for supporting and enhancing the teacher's work. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the meetings of the Canadian Association of School Administrators (Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 28-31, 1990).