ERIC Number: ED323176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Pedagogy and the "Other" Dimension of Teacher Preparation: A Trend and a Response.
Bauer, Norman J.
To reverse a trend in teacher education away from the foundations of education and toward a mechanistic technology, a new approach is suggested. In addition to pedagogy, the professional dimension of undergraduate preparation should emphasize "educology," i.e., knowledge and understanding of the sociological, economic, legal, and political realities that prevail in the larger society. Each of the disciplines, pedagogy and educology, would consist of subdisciplines. Pedagogy would consist of methodologies in each of the subjects taught in the schools, audio-visual practices, classroom management strategies, measurement and evaluation, computer applications, etc. Educology would consist of such subdisciplines as history of education, philosophy of education, curriculum theory, theories of learning, economics, politics, anthropology, sociology of education, and policy studies. These areas of intellectual development, traditionally associated with the foundations of education, have been an essential dimension of the preparation of prospective teachers and must continue to be so. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Spring Conference of the Confederated Organizations of Teacher Education (Syracuse, NY, April 26-27, 1990).