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Watts, Doyle – Journal of Teacher Education, 1984
A discussion of the trend to employ students without pedagogical preparation in teaching positions for brief periods of time is offered in this article. Reasons for the short-term professional emphasis and weaknesses with this position are identified. Alternative directions for education are recommended. (DF)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Watts, Doyle – Journal of Teacher Education, 1982
This article, the last in a series dealing with deficiencies in teacher education programs, analyzes methods and criteria used in program accreditation and requirements for certifying teachers. Inconsistencies and inadequacies are pointed out, and recommendations are made for upgrading accreditation and for basing certification on demonstrated…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation
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Watts, Doyle – Journal of Teacher Education, 1982
In the third of four articles concentrating on six basic weaknesses in campus-based teacher education programs, the problems of inadequate research and development activities and ineffective admissions standards are discussed. (CJ)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Educational Research, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Watts, Doyle – Journal of Teacher Education, 1982
Controversy continues over the merits of field-based teacher education as a superior preparation system versus campus-based preservice teacher education. The first in a series of articles addressed to this controversy focuses on the problem of the lack of autonomy in schools of education. (JN)
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Watts, Doyle – Journal of Teacher Education, 1980
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be an effective classroom teacher are specialized and specific to a particular setting and environment. Teacher education programs should be for the development of school teachers only. (CJ)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Watts, Doyle – Journal of Teacher Education, 1984
A national, mandatory, and standardized certification system for teacher educators is recommended. Initial certification requirements would include: (1) a doctorate in education; (2) completion of a minimum of three years successful teaching experience at elementary or secondary school level; and (3) an acceptable score on a standardized test of…
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Agency Role, Higher Education, Program Development
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Watts, Doyle – Journal of Teacher Education, 1982
Second in a four-part series on campus-based programs in teacher education, this article considers the problems inherent for teacher education in: (1) an undefined body of professional knowledge; and (2) an insufficient amount of professional studies in teacher preparation programs. Implications, possible courses of action, and barriers to…
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Quality, Higher Education