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ERIC Number: EJ762001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
A Comparative Study of the Perceptions of the Teacher Preparation Faculty and School Superintendents regarding the Criticisms Made against Teacher Preparation Programs
McFadden, Cheryl; Sheerer, Marilyn
Action in Teacher Education, v28 n1 p51-72 Spr 2006
Blackwell, Futrell, and Imig (2003), in their article "Burnt Water Paradoxes of Schools of Education," present a dismal picture of the challenges and inconsistencies facing schools, colleges, and departments of education. These criticisms have accelerated over the past few years and have been fueled by the current federal government's position on teacher preparation institutions. It is around these criticisms that we have focused our research for the purpose of comparing the perceptions of professional educators in higher education to those of superintendents in the state of North Carolina. Our results indicate a discrepancy in the perceptions of the two groups, with superintendents advocating redesigning teacher preparation programs and with faculty defending their current practice. Superintendents want preparation embedded in school practice, and faculty fear that the theoretical and philosophical framework would be lost in such a design. We conclude that schools and universities need to collaboratively redesign teacher preparation programs. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina