ERIC Number: ED361297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
A Preparation Program for Quality Teachers.
Sullivan, Edward A.
This paper outlines the application of Total Quality Management to schools and describes schools that are representative of the national trend toward Schools of Quality or Quality Schools. The traditional preparation program for teachers and administrators is described as being driven by certification requirements of the state departments of education and by in-house college requirements. To prepare teachers to teach in Quality Schools, the following components are recommended: (1) the preparation program should be grounded in the liberal arts; (2) artificial barriers set up by having separate and different preparation programs for elementary, secondary, and special education teachers should be eliminated; (3) teams of secondary preparation students and elementary/special education students should work together in their education courses; (4) the program should emphasize assessment in a diagnostic-prescriptive style, the methodologies of teaching, and the use of technology; (5) methods courses should emphasize working as a member of a team to make effective decisions in the best interests of students; (6) methods courses should be conducted by having methods teachers demonstrate teaching techniques with public school students; (7) the program should emphasize the knowledge of and use of technology; and (8) the program should include community service for prospective teachers. (Contains 15 reference notes.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Education Majors, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Quality Control, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Total Quality Management
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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