ERIC Number: ED330650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Community of Learning: The Preparation and Continuing Education of Teachers. A Report of the Curriculum Committee of The Holmes Group to University and School Faculty Engaged in Educating Teachers.
Griffin, Gary A.
In five meetings between June 1988 and September 1989, the national curriculum committee of the Holmes Group, a consortium of 96 U.S. research universities committed to making their teacher education programs more rigorous and connected, came to agreement about fundamental principles that should underlie the curriculum of teacher education. In this report, these principles are presented and discussed within the framework of seven major topics: liberal learning, learning and knowing, teaching, curriculum, schools, leadership, diversity, and extended communities. Themes which emerge from the report include: (1) teacher education candidates should receive a comprehensive liberal education; (2) teachers should be committed to continuous learning for themselves, their students, and their colleagues; (3) teachers and teacher educators should be active curriculum workers; (4) teachers need to develop an understanding of school organization and dynamics; (5) teachers need to be prepared to understand and demonstrate the properties of effective leadership; (6) teachers need to be aware of diversity issues and able to make meaningful learning situations for all students; and (7) the learning community of classroom and school is part of the wider community. Four responses to the report are included. (IAH)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Principles, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction, Leadership, Liberal Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, School Community Relationship, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Role
The Holmes Group, 501 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Holmes Group, Inc., East Lansing, MI.