TITLE

Teacher Training: A Question of Control, not Content

AUTHOR(S)
Spillane, Robert R.; Levenson, Dorothy
PUB. DATE
May 1976
SOURCE
Education Digest;May1976, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on teacher education courses offered by various universities in the U.S. The school is also the place for input into the training process from students, parents, and community representatives. Newly graduated teachers are not trained in many of the competencies needed to function effectively in the schools. High schools are full of teachers certified to teach social studies or French or science. None of them are certified to do anything about vandalism. But today such teachers are needed who are trained to be part of a whole school. They can learn that only in the halls and lunchrooms and bathrooms. Student teachers are not taught to cope with the kinds of problems that cause parents and community groups to complain about insensitivity--a teacher's or a school's inability to make contact with a child or to create an atmosphere in which children can learn. Teachers who complain about the irrelevance of their courses have not been prepared to face real parents, real communities, and real students.
ACCESSION #
18683567

 

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