ERIC Number: ED442741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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An Opportunity To Reconceptualize Teacher Preparation Programs by Infusing a Liberal Arts and Educational Foundations Strand into the Core Curriculum.
Carreiro, A. Keith
The purpose of this article is to delineate the charges being brought against education today. An historical perspective and brief survey of the preceding decades concerning educational reform are given. Varying representative levels of criticism toward the elementary, middle school, and high school levels are discussed. A sample review of the criticism being made against higher levels of learning is also depicted, particularly at the undergraduate level in the nation's universities and colleges. In addition, a condensed reflection and evaluative emphasis on teacher preparation programs is included. The article is in two parts. The first part includes the survey and review of the literature as well as the citing of the problems stated. The second part deals with fashioning a conceptual approach to addressing those challenges to schools, colleges, and departments of education noted in the first part of the article. This recommendation for infusion of teacher education programs with such an understanding is not meant to serve as an instructional sequence model. However, it is meant to serve as a request for readers to consider developing their own conceptual and operating models based upon the priorities they uniquely face and those voiced in this article. (Contains 142 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association of Research in Education (Greensboro, NC, March 16, 1999).