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ERIC Number: ED340671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Pages: 46
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The Dimensions of Excellence in Programs of Teacher Education.
Haberman, Martin
The purpose of this publication is to examine five standards of excellence for judging teacher education programs. The paper is organized into five sections with the standards stated as questions and summarized as guidelines. The five questions discussed are: (1) What are the attributes sought in those selected to become teachers? (2) What is the nature of the expertise of those who serve as teacher educators? (3) What knowledge is of most worth for future teachers? (4) What is the best way of offering this knowledge? and (5) What are the effects of the program on new teachers and the pupils they serve? Twenty-three guidelines of excellence, to be applied to programs of teacher education, are suggested. These guidelines include: developmental level adults are the best constituency to prepare for teaching; teacher educators should be experienced, effective, and currently practicing classroom teachers; the knowledge base which undergirds most teacher practice is experiential; teacher education should occur on-site in a functioning school and be coached by an effective classroom teacher. According to this paper, these guidelines are difficult to find in traditional university-based teacher education programs; they can, however, be found in some alternative certification programs. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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