November 16, 1987 |
West Chester University has been chosen to participate in a national study of teacher education led by nationally known education researcher John I. Goodlad. Goodlad, author of A Place Called School, a 1984 book that examined the deficiencies in American education, has launched a study focusing on teacher education. Currently director of the Center for Educational Renewal at the University of Washington in Seattle, Goodlad is visiting West Chester University as part of his study.
June 28, 2013
By Anne Reeves Pennsylvania's teacher-preparation programs were recently graded by a Washington group, but whether the state's colleges and universities earned high or low marks, these ratings deserve closer scrutiny. Two years ago, the National Council on Teacher Quality - partnering with U.S. News and World Report magazine in a bid for legitimacy - announced plans for a nationwide survey of teacher-preparation programs. Data collected through the survey would be used by NCTQ to rate teacher-education programs and provide "an accurate picture of the quality of teacher preparation today - and from there, to find ways to improve teacher preparation.
February 23, 1988 |
Beginning in 1990, the University of Pittsburgh no longer will award baccalaureate degrees in education. Instead, all prospective teachers will be required to major in the academic subjects they intend to teach. After graduation, they are to take a fifth year of graduate work that will focus exclusively on teaching skills. "It's a strategy for change (in teacher education) as much as it is a way to provide teachers with more subject-matter knowledge," explained Thomas J. LaBelle, dean of Pitt's School of Education, which now turns out about 250 elementary and secondary teachers a year.
June 26, 1998 |
Armand J. Peartree, 91, of Spring House, formerly of Wynnewood, who had careers in real-estate development and education, died June 18 at the Fort Washington Estates medical facility in Upper Dublin. Mr. Peartree entered the real-estate field in 1929 and concentrated on residential property, home building and management until 1955, when he left to participate full time in what he called "community activity. " He and builder George Pasfield operated Peartree & Pasfield Inc. and developed parts of Devon, Gladwyne, Villanova and Wynnewood, primarily in the decade after World War II. In 1955, Mr. Peartree joined an education project sponsored by the Ford Foundation through Temple University's Graduate Education Department.
July 19, 2014 |
Bonnie Lynn LaFave, 68, a former public school administrator in Galloway Township, Atlantic County, died of cancer Saturday, July 5, at her home in Margate, where she had lived since the early 1980s. Born in Camden, Ms. LaFave grew up in Westmont and Haddonfield and graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1963. She earned a bachelor's in education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in 1967 and a master's in education there in 1971, a cousin, Paul Bennett, said in an interview.
September 14, 1998
Teacher hiring, teacher contracts, teacher respect I followed with interest the series regarding the debate about the attempts to improve teacher quality in our public schools ("Keys to the classroom," Sept. 2 and 3). As an honors graduate of a teacher education program and one who left the profession, perhaps I can contribute some constructive criticism and well-meaning advice to school districts and institutions of teacher education. In general, there are three glaring deficiencies inherent in teacher education programs: the inability of the colleges to effectively convey to the students the immense preparation necessary for becoming a skilled classroom teacher; the failure to offer successful strategies in the imperative techniques of classroom management; and the negligence in not including special-education classes as a requirement for all prospective graduates.
August 24, 1987 |
At Glassboro State College, applications for postgraduate teacher education programs increased by about 20 percent over the last two years. In the education school at Trenton State College, the number of incoming students was 30 percent higher than last year. College students are showing a heightened interest in teacher education, according to officials at the two colleges, and a major reason is New Jersey's mandatory minimum salary of $18,500 for beginning teachers. "It's made beginning teachers sure they could support themselves," said Jack Davies, Glassboro's director of admissions.
May 18, 1986 |
In 1910, a report on medical education in this country had, according to Encyclopedia Britannica, "an immediate and sensational impact. " The recommendations contained therein led to the development in the United States of a medical delivery system second to none in the world. The report was written by educator Abraham Flexner and financed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Now, another Carnegie-financed report, this one on teaching as a profession, could have a similar impact in America's public schools.
September 18, 2013 |
GLASSBORO The new dean of Rowan University's College of Education has a mandate: Find a mandate. By the end of the academic year, her goal is to establish a mission for the school as the university increases its research focus and seeks to rise to national prominence. "My question is, for Rowan, what's going to be our stamp on our graduates?" said Monika Shealey, 39, who became Rowan's education dean in July after three years as an associate dean and associate professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education.
March 1, 1992 |
Heather Miller has a mission. A senior at Temple University, she plans to begin a teaching career in the Philadelphia School District in the fall. Her goal: to prove that minority children, if given an exciting and rigorous education, can blossom in inner- city schools. "Children are the future," says Miller, 20, who now works one morning a week at the Childs Elementary School in South Philadelphia, where 83 percent of the students are black and most live below the poverty line.