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ERIC Number: ED349252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
American Education in Fluxion and the Possibility of a Teaching Profession.
Leone, Robert A.
The inability of teaching to rise to the status of a profession is due to a state of flux in which education, teaching, and teacher education finds itself. Five factors have created a fluxion in teacher education. First, the different institutions in which teacher education has been housed (normal schools, teachers colleges, university based schools of education) have critical inconsistent expectations for teacher education. Second, teacher educators historically have set up an ideal of professional education for themselves (the medical school ideal) that they have not succeeded in emulating. Third, the establishment of graduate schools of education has created a new profession of education leadership with goals that are incompatible with the teaching profession. Fourth, educators have failed to establish a discipline of pedagogy that can serve as the basis for the professional authority of teachers. Finally, the public does not perceive educators as producing results that justify the granting of professional authority to them. An outline of this paper and biographical information about the author are included in an appendix. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation)
Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, 5006 West Grace Street, Chicago, IL 60641 ($10).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Versions of this paper were presented at the Annual Meeting of the Middle Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society, and the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society (1991).