Ed School: A Brief for Professional Education
by Geraldine Jonçich Clifford and James W. Guthrie
University of Chicago Press, 1988
Cloth: 978-0-226-11017-2 | Paper: 978-0-226-11016-5
Library of Congress Classification LB2165.C59 1988
Dewey Decimal Classification 370.710973

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.
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