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A New Charter for Teacher Education

by William F. Russell - 1936

In colonial days almost anybody could be a teacher. Later came the development and extension of normal schools, teachers colleges, and university departments of education; and from study of the fields of knowledge basic to education, from research upon its fundamental problems, and from school experimentation and demonstration, there emerged the materials and methods needed for professional education. During the period of rapid expansion of schools, the demand for teachers far outran the supply; and although state departments of education set the standards for certification as high as they dared, they were forced to leave loopholes for those inadequately trained at the moment, who might supplement their training by later study. The depression halted the period of expansion, but the demand for the untrained persisted.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 38 Number 3, 1936, p. 181-195
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 7662, Date Accessed: 9/16/2021 6:12:33 PM

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