Lifelong Education and the Training of Teachers

Lifelong Education and the Training of Teachers

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Authors: A.J. Cropley, R.H. Dave
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139524

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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

  • 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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139524

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A.J. Cropley

R.H. Dave

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