ERIC Number: ED335304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
What Business Leaders Can Do To Help Change Teacher Education. Advancing the Agenda for Teacher Education in a Democracy: A Guide for Business Leaders.
Ridgen, Diana W.
This booklet provides information intended to contribute to the business community's knowledge about major issues and goals of teacher education. In addition, the booklet offers specific suggestions on ways corporate funders, concerned about the quality of classroom teachers, can develop and support appropriate projects to promote better teacher preparation. Business leaders can: (1) help design more effective general education curricula; (2) make sure teachers know a variety of ways to teach; (3) create a model teacher education program; (4) recruit top-quality students; and (5) link teacher education with school reform. Specific strategies which are discussed include: helping to create effective clinical schools; providing scholarships and fellowships to future teachers; developing new teaching assessment models; setting up an individual partnership program between employees and teacher education programs; and developing case studies for future teachers. (IAH)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, School Business Relationship, 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
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.