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Issues and Dilemmas in Early Childhood Teacher Education [microform] / Lilian G. Katz
Bib ID 5491433
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Katz, Lilian G
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
37 p. 
Summary

Issues in early childhood teacher education are discussed in terms of six dilemmas that may explain the low levels of impact and satisfaction attributed to the field by practitioners. Dilemmas are defined as predicaments having two main features: a choice between two or more alternative courses of action, each of which is problematic; and the sacrifice of the advantages of one alternative as a consequence of choosing another. The six dilemmas discussed include: (1) coverage versus mastery of course content; (2) thematic versus eclectic course focus; (3) current versus future needs of students; (4) affective versus evaluative emphasis in the relationship of teachers and students; (5) current versus innovative educational practices; and (6) specific versus global assessment criteria. If the formulation of the dilemmas is correct, then teacher educators are faced with a series of choices of errors; no error-free alternatives exist. The next step in the consideration of the long-term development of the profession of teaching young children seems to be the identification of "least worst" errors. (RH)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Conference in Honor of Marrianne Parry (2nd, Bristol, England, United Kingdom, September 1987).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Course Content.  |  Criteria.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Educational Needs.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Educational Practices.  |  Higher Education.  |  Preservice Teacher Education.  |  Program Content.  |  Relevance (Education)  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Teacher Educators.  |  Teacher Responsibility.  |  Teacher Student Relationship.  |  Dilemmas of Schooling
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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