ERIC Number: ED364964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Case for Change: Rethinking the Preparation of Educators.
Sarason, Seymour B.
This book calls for a complete reconceptualization of preparatory programs for educators. It is based on the premise that change in the education of students must be preceded by a change in the education of their teachers. Longterm prevention through the preparation of teachers is advocated. This "primary prevention approach" is compared to medical research on debilitating disease. Just because a cure or solution is not immediately in sight, there is no reason to abandon the research and efforts designed to help arrive at a solution. Fifteen chapters examine the issues of power in schools, higher education, and governance to demonstrate that school reform is a complex problem with no quick-fix answer. Other topics include the development of an undergraduate teacher-education program for liberal arts colleges; a focus on teaching children, not subject matter; governance and the definition of resources; collegiality; the demonstration of subject relevance to students; the teacher-administrator relationship; and university pecking orders. Two figures are included. References and an index are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Higher Education, Professional Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 (U.S. sales); Maxwell Macmillan International Publishing Group, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 (sales outside U.S.).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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