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Katz, Lilian G.; Raths, James – Journal of Teacher Education, 1992
Examines six dilemmas endemic to teacher education: coverage versus mastery emphases; evaluative versus affective emphases; emphasis on current versus future needs of candidates; thematic versus eclectic approaches; emphasis on current practices versus innovative practice; and specific versus global assessment criteria. (SM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Clark, James M. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1989
Analysis of data from 27 California colleges and universities demonstrates that lower than average SAT scores for education students can be reconciled with GPA's similar to noneducation students in the same or similar institutions. Implications for future research and teacher education are considered. (IAH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, College Entrance Examinations, College Students
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de Martinez, Bernice Bass – Journal of Teacher Education, 1988
A brief history of legislative acts and public policies which have affected the supply of black teachers is given. Various educational reform movements are summarized. Questions about the future of education with regard to educating an increasing number of minorities equitably are posed. (JL)
Descriptors: Black Teachers, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Change, Equal Education
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Flippo, Rona F. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1986
The author updates information on teacher competency testing and discusses issues that should be considered by states planning the development and implementation of competency testing programs. Recommendations are made. (MT)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Schools of Education, State Standards
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Pickle, Judy – Journal of Teacher Education, 1985
The essence of teacher maturity can be synthesized into personal, professional, and process domains. Although overlapping, these categories add a multidimensional approach to the search for what is good in teaching and provide a model for professional development. (MT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Professional Development, Self Actualization, Teacher Effectiveness
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Buckley, Apanakhi – Journal of Teacher Education, 2000
Demonstrates that the ways people reflect individually are shared across cultures, but the ways they reflect collaboratively are structured differently among cultures, examining cultural differences in communication and discussion methods and concluding that these differences have implications for teacher education. Teacher educators must be…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Lytle, Susan L. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1992
Preservice and inservice teacher education must prompt teachers and educators to question issues of race, class, and ethnicity and develop appropriate courses of action. Teacher research is useful in that regard. Teachers can use research in work with other teachers and teacher educators to examine their knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Fenstermacher, Gary D. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1994
Paper argues with a proposal that all members of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) must achieve National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation. The roles of AACTE and NCATE in relation to state government and teacher education institutions are examined. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Colleges, Higher Education
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Cruickshank, Donald R.; Cruz, Josue, Jr. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1989
A content analysis of Teacher Education Reports over a 32-month period is the basis for this report which identifies issues, problems, and proposals that have had or will have significant impact on teacher preparation practices. Three megatrends and 12 related subtrends are described. (IAH)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Opp, Ronald D. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1989
Utilizing Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) data from 1966 to 1988, this article reports results of an analysis of changes in freshmen interest in teaching and the characteristics of the freshmen whose career interests are explored. (IAH)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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Dunklee, Dennis; Shoop, Robert – Journal of Teacher Education, 1986
Because public school teachers increasingly are being sued for failure to perform their duties adequately, teacher preparation programs should include coursework in school law as a preventive measure. Some cases are discussed and recommendations are made. (MT)
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, School Law
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Zimpher, Nancy L. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1988
The article discusses the benefits of teacher leader programs and outlines a schemata for a program of professional development for teacher leaders. The knowledge domain of a teacher leader program, such as local district needs and interpersonal development, is described. (JL)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility
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Murphy, Joseph; And Others – Journal of Teacher Education, 1986
Student opportunity to learn may be the critical variable in explaining student engagement and subsequent achievement. Lower-ability students are systematically discriminated against in quality of instruction and curricular content and in use of learning time. Suggestions regarding teacher preparation to offset these patterns are made. (MT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Low Achievement
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Vaughan, Joseph – Journal of Teacher Education, 1979
NIE feels that it has an important role to play as contributor and participant in the process of mediating the respective needs and expertise of the various constituent groups involved in in-service teacher education research. (JMF)
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Federal Programs, Government Role, Inservice Teacher Education
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Feistritzer, C. Emily – Journal of Teacher Education, 1979
The U.S. Office of Education is involved in 21 programs involving educational personnel development. Funding levels for 19 of these programs are listed along with an outline of the recipients of this funding, the personnel served by federal programs, and federal mandates for in-service. (JMF)
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Faculty Development, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs