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ERIC Number: ED358084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Reforming U.S. Teacher Education in the 1990s.
Parker, Franklin
In the spirit of educational reform efforts, public schools have national goals for the first time and are under pressure to adopt a national curriculum, national testing, and parental choice of schools. School reform depends on upgrading teacher education. Only a more carefully recruited, better prepared, and more professionally rewarded teaching force can transmit to students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for 21st century world leadership. Within this context, a framework is provided for examining: challenges facing teacher education reform; why teacher education is controversial; several routes into teaching; the Holmes Group contrasted with the Carnegie Forum's National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; John I. Goodlad's teacher education reform proposals; a comparison of the Holmes Group's Professional Development Schools and Goodlad's Centers of Pedagogy; pros and cons of the accreditation process of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); alternative teacher education programs (Teach for America and ex-military personnel); why teachers leave the profession; the extent of teacher education reform; and the future of teacher education reform. (Contains 25 endnotes.) (LL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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