Ed School: A Brief for Professional Education

Ed School: A Brief for Professional Education

by Geraldine Joncich Clifford, James W. Guthrie


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Although schools of law, medicine, and business are now highly respected, schools of education and the professionals they produce continue to be held in low regard. In Ed School, Geraldine Jonçich Clifford and James W. Guthrie attribute this phenomenon to issues of academic politics and gender bias as they trace the origins and development of the school of education in the United States.

Drawing on case studies of leading schools of education, the authors offer a bold, controversial agenda for reform: ed schools must reorient themselves toward teachers and away from the quest for prestige in academe; they must also adhere to national professional standards, abandon the undergraduate education major, and reject the Ph.D. in education in favor of the Ed.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226110172
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 05/01/1988
Pages: 424

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1. Education, Educators, and Education Schools
2. The Formative Years of Schools of Education, 1900-1940
2. The School of Education in the University
3. Tensions: The Academic and the Vocational
4. Tensions: Relations on the Campus
3. The Years of Maturity
5. Riding a Roller Coaster, 1955-85
6. Case Studies in Academic Politics and Institutional Cultures
7. Sister Campuses in California: A Comparative Study of Institutional Cultures
4. Conclusion
8. Places of Action and Places of Analysis: Advice for Schools of Education

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