ERIC Number: ED335302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
What School Leaders Can Do To Help Change Teacher Education. Advancing the Agenda for Teacher Education in a Democracy: A Guide for School Leaders.
Clark, Richard W.
Concerned school leaders can make a real difference in the education of educators. Six tasks which school leaders can undertake to aid in restructuring teacher education are identified and discussed. School leaders can: (1) make preservice and continuing education true priorities; (2) cooperate in establishing professional development centers; (3) actively participate in recruiting and selecting students for preservice teacher education; (4) stop relying so heavily on prepackaged inservice programs; (5) support teachers, principals, and central administrators who engage in collaboration with college faculty in planning innovative teacher education programs; (6) demand higher quality programs for teacher candidates and work collaboratively toward that goal. The call-to-action articulated in this guide is based upon several research-based conclusions related to the status of teacher education. These conclusions, from "Teachers for Our Nation's Schools" by John I. Goodlad, are outlined. (IAH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, School Districts, Teacher Education Curriculum
AACTE Publications, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-2412 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., Houston, TX.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Educational Renewal.