ERIC Number: ED355198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions in Teacher Education for the 1990s; A Report on the Statewide Conversation about the Agenda for Teacher Education in a Democracy to the Education Commission of the States.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This document reports on New York meetings attended by over 200 teacher educators and liberal arts and science faculty, teachers, administrators, and New York State Education Department policymakers to consider the implications of the research findings and recommendations presented in "Teachers for Our Nation's Schools" by John I. Goodlad. The findings and recommendations were considered in light of two statewide reform efforts: the revision of teacher preparation programs in response to new state certification requirements, and the restructuring of elementary, middle, and secondary education as envisioned in "A New Compact for Learning." The report reviews reform efforts in New York State and describes the format and structure of the regional meetings. The meeting discussions are then summarized, focusing on the need for reflective practice in teacher education, the need for prospective teachers to become agents of educational change, and the need to examine how schools of teacher education "fit in" with educational reform. The report concludes that meeting participants were able to link Goodlad's 19 postulates to substantive activity in the real world, although the practical realities of how and when some of the postulates might be implemented provided a strong undercurrent to the discussion. An appendix lists meeting participants. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York