Teacher education proposal

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Sat Aug 14 18:36:24 UTC 1999

The problem in schools of education is generally the opposite: Teacher
education does lots of method and technique training, but the content
knowledge base is sorely lacking in teacher trainees I've met.

At 04:28 PM 8/13/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I suspect these people know tons about their subjects but maybe not so much
>about teaching. I just attended a conference re: this subject. Thought it
>was an interesting point.
>>From: AAllan at AOL.COM
>>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>>Subject: Teacher education proposal
>>Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 15:57:58 EDT
>>This came from the American Council of Learned Societies, to which ADS
>>belongs. If you should be interested, please communicate directly with
>>Maureen Grolnick - not to the whole ADS-L.  - Allan Metcalf
>>Teacher Education:
>>Many of you have expressed an interest in (concern about) the content
>>preparation of K-12 teachers. I would like to pursue that interest by
>>seeking funding for a year-long "roundtable" on Teacher Education and the
>>Humanities. The general idea: a series of three or four sessions over the
>>course of a year; participation from the societies (including at least one
>>or two scholars who have worked with schools of education), teacher
>>education and the K-12 schools (total group size not to exceed 15);
>>and a proposal for an implementation project as an outcome.
>>Please contact me immediately -- or sooner! -- if you are interested in
>>hearing more. Our best bet for funding has an October 15 proposal deadline.
>>I'll do the writing, but I will need to convene those interested --
>>in-person and/or electronically - between now and September 15 to develop
>>the substance.
>>Maureen Grolnick
>>Education Program Officer
>>American Council of Learned Societies
>>228 East 45th Street
>>New York, NY 10017-3398
>>212-697-1505 ext. 125
>>Fax. 212-949-8058
>>e-mail: maureen at acls.org
>>ACLS Website: http://www.acls.org
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