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Lifelong Education and the Training of Teachers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080230085, 9781483139524

Lifelong Education and the Training of Teachers

1st Edition

Developing a Curriculum for Teacher Education on the Basis of the Principles of Lifelong Education

Authors: A.J. Cropley R.H. Dave
eBook ISBN: 9781483139524
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 270
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Lifelong Education and the Training of Teachers: Developing a Curriculum for Teacher Education on the Basis of the Principles of Lifelong Education focuses on the role of teachers and their training relative to educational changes. The selection particularly explains the influence of teachers on the delivery of educational services and on the personal, social, and productive lives of their pupils. The book first discusses the defects in traditional education, practicability of lifelong education, and the relationship of lifelong education and the school. The manuscript also takes a look at lifelong education and training of teachers, including roles and responsibilities of teachers, implications for teacher training curriculum, concepts in teacher education, and implications for teaching practice. The text focuses on changes in theory courses and practice teaching, as well as teaching and learning processes, content of the changes, fostering educability, and broadened concept of practice teaching. The manuscript also reviews the changes in the institutions. Concerns include need for institutional changes, organizational changes, and relationship with other institutions. The book is a vital reference for readers interested in the education and training of teachers.

Table of Contents


List of Tables and Figures



Chapter 1: Lifelong Education

Rationale and Purpose of the Book

The Challenge of Change

Scientific-Technological Change

Sociocultural Change

The Negative Consequences of Change

The Threat of Obsolescence

Psychological Threats

Threats To Society

Defects in Traditional Education

Restriction of Education To Childhood

Excessive Emphasis On Knowledge of Facts

Pre-Eminence of Schooling

Dissociation of Education and Life

The Alternative: Lifelong Education

Vertical Integration - Education Throughout Life

Horizontal Integration - Linking Education and Life

Pre-Requisites For Learning - The Means of Lifelong Education

Characteristics of A Lifelong Education System

The Practicability of Lifelong Education

The Ability To Learn Throughout Life

The Skills and The Will To Learn

Communication Systems

Lifelong Education and The School

The Systems Through Which Learning Occurs

Independent Existence of Lifelong Education

Lifelong Education and Lifelong Learning

Implications For Schooling

Implications For Teachers and Teacher Training

Structure of the Report


Chapter 2: Lifelong Education and The Teacher

Who Is A Teacher?

Teachers in Everyday Life

Teaching Networks in Life

Concentration On Professional Teachers

New Roles and Responsibilities For Teachers

The Teacher and Knowledge

The Teacher and Pupil Growth

Relationships With Pupils

Mastery of Learning and Teaching Skills

Personal Qualities of Teachers

Characteristics of the Teacher As A Lifelong Learner

Knowledge of Lifelong Education

The Teacher's Role

Integration of School and Community

Attitudes Towards Formal Curricula

Relationship With Remaining Chapters


Chapter 3: Lifelong Education and The Training of Teachers

Concepts in Teacher Education

Applicability of Lifelong Education

Continuity of Teacher Training

Concentration On Pre-Service Training

Implications For Teacher Training Curriculum

Curriculum Content and Structure

Learning Skills

Teaching and Learning Methodology

Evaluation Processes

Implications For Teaching Practice

Linking Theory and Practice

Living The Role of the Teacher

Recognition of A Broader Range of Activities

The Role of Simulated Teaching Experiences

Implications For Structures and Organization

Support For Varied Ways of Learning

Links With The Community

Provision of In-Service Training

Qualities of Instructors

Balance of the Report


Chapter 4: Background and Procedures of the Empirical Project

Rationale and Significance of the Study

Lifelong Education As The Master Concept

Outline of the Project

Objectives of the Project

Structure of the Changes

Activities in The Participating Institutions




Gandhi Shikshan Bhavan

H.J. College


The Stage of Synthesis

The Institutional Syntheses

The International Synthesis

Variability in The Form of the Project

Differences in Experimental Design

Differences in Level

Differences in Types of Course 88

Differences in Extent of Change 89

Limitations of the Project



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A.J. Cropley

R.H. Dave

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