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Academic Standards and Professional Demands


by Robert E. Mason 1963

There has been much careless talk about raising standards in teacher education. No responsible discussion of this matter is possible except in direct relationship to specific and immediate considerations of teacher supply. Officials in the schools will, willy-nilly, hire good teachers if they can, poor teachers if they cannot; the one thing they cannot do is close school because of an inadequate supply. The pipe will be filled; while teacher-education institutions may influence the nature of the material siphoned into it, the schools themselves are the source of power in this relationship.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 5, 1963, p. 381-381
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2881, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 1:41:18 AM

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