ERIC Number: ED320905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Traditions of Reform in U.S. Teacher Education.
Zeichner, Kenneth M.; Liston, Daniel P.
Four traditions of reform in 20th century U.S. teacher education are described: academic, social efficiency, developmentalist, and social reconstructionist. Each tradition is illustrated with examples from both early and contemporary teacher education programs. Following the presentation of the reform traditions, the heuristic value of the traditions framework is illustrated by applying it to a discussion of current reforms centered on reflective teaching. it is argued that this framework of reform traditions can help clarify some of the important differences between reform proposals which appear on the surface to be alike. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Change Strategies, Competency Based Teacher Education, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Program Improvement, Reflective Teaching, Social Action, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
National Center for Research on Teacher Education, 116 Erickson Hall, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($5.20).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Education, East Lansing, MI.