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Taxel, Joel – Teaching Education, 1987
A University of Georgia professor of children's literature describes course objectives, content and methodology. Emphasis is on student reflection on personal and societal biases and misconceptions about children's literature, as well as values and political issues that impact on book selection. Children's books from the course reading list are…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Course Objectives, Education Courses, Higher Education
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Tyler, Ralph W. – Teaching Education, 1987
Judd's studies on generalization in student learning, commitment to an empirical knowledge base for teaching and learning, influence on educational and public policy, and his redoubtable teaching style are among the topics covered in this reminiscence by one of Judd's former doctoral students at University of Chicago (1926-27). (IAH)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Higher Education, Learning Theories
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Henderson, James G. – Teaching Education, 1987
Course objectives and content are described for a seminar for nontraditional adult students enrolled in an evening secondary education program at Roosevelt University (IL). The final requirement before student teaching, the seminar emphasizes learning "how" to teach and informal reasoning (involving dialectical reasoning and good…
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Objectives, Education Courses, Education Majors
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Sylwester, Robert – Teaching Education, 1987
An elementary education natural and social science curriculum course at the University of Oregon features practicum experiences in curricular autonomy and collegial decision making; activities frequently unavailable to preservice teachers. Included are a discussion of current issues and curriculum concepts, and examples of assignments and student…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Planning
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Travers, Robert M. – Teaching Education, 1987
Thorndike is remembered by a former research assistant who began working with him in 1938 at the Institute of Educational Research, Teachers College Columbia University. Impressions of Thorndike the teacher, behavioral scientist, educational inventor and guiding force of the Institute are shared. (IAH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Educational History, Educational Researchers, Inventions
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Foshay, Arthur W. – Teaching Education, 1987
A colleague and former student highlights Caswell's contributions as a leader in curriculum development and administrator of Teachers College Columbia University. He influenced city and state curriculum development programs, led formation of the field's major professional association, and helped shape the theories of outstanding educators who were…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Higher Education
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Yager, Robert E. – Teaching Education, 1991
Describes efforts in the reform of science education, noting the importance of changing preservice and in-service teacher education. The article examines three national systemic reform efforts and discusses implementation efforts in Iowa. It also discusses Iowa's teacher preparation and offers assessment information arising from Iowa's efforts.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change
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Hake, Richard R. – Teaching Education, 1991
Indiana University college teacher discusses undergraduate science education and effective teaching in introductory courses. The method recommended by educator Arnold Arons trades passive lecture for hands-on learning and Socratic dialogue. Indiana University began a successful research program which brought Arons' method to large-enrollment…
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning
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Dick, Andreas – Teaching Education, 1993
Paper explores the idea of biography writing as a medium for teacher development and reflection, focusing on the ethnographic biography to provide student teachers with context in preservice education and describing a one-semester course in Switzerland in which student teachers were paired with experienced teachers to complete ethnographic…
Descriptors: Biographies, Context Effect, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Scheirer, Elinor A. – Teaching Education, 1993
Paper describes one approach to preservice teacher education that considers the experiences of other nations and cultures in meeting the educational needs of students, arguing for the merits of closely analyzing particular examples of English elementary school practice in the context of an advanced undergraduate course in elementary teacher…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Faculty Development
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Luke, Carmen – Teaching Education, 1993
Describes how James Cook University (Australia) structured feminist cultural studies into a freshman undergraduate course on communications, media, and education. When students were able to "freelance" with media texts, teachers could generate and access student knowledge outside the parameters of normative content and skills set in…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Course Content, Cultural Differences, Feminism
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Ariav, Tamar; And Others – Teaching Education, 1993
The academization process in Israeli colleges of teacher education was designed to attract better teacher candidates and improve professional status. Research examining resulting changes in curricula and student populations found that the colleges were moving appropriately toward improving academic programs and raising admission requirements but…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Metcalf, Kim K. – Teaching Education, 1993
Indiana University's Teacher Education Laboratory replaces and supplements portions of the preservice program previously provided through field placements in area schools. This article describes the initial field test of a laboratory experience for secondary education majors. Surveys rating students' attitudes about the experience indicated…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Learning Experience, Learning Laboratories
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Tollman, Thomas A. – Teaching Education, 1993
This annotated guide provides 54 references to materials on international trends in teacher education, including such subjects as educational change, educational technology, literacy instruction, educational quality, global perspectives, teacher recruitment, developing nations, multicultural education, policy development, women's education, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Ralph, Edwin G. – Teaching Education, 1991
Examines the role of Canadian supervisors working with aboriginal student teachers and their non-Aboriginal cooperating teachers in the extended practicum. The article discusses how to solve interpersonal dilemmas using the contextual supervision model which conceptualizes the supervisory process and generates possible strategies to guide…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Canada Natives, Cooperating Teachers, Cultural Influences
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