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Topic: ideal teacher ed program
Replies: 10   Last Post: Jul 31, 1995 10:41 PM

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Norm Krumpe

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Re: ideal teacher ed program
Posted: Jul 30, 1995 11:08 AM
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>All you really need in order to teach secondary math is a degree in math,
>applied math or a related field (such as physics or chemistry). The ed
>courses are more or less unnecessary. Probably a well taught methods course
>and a reasearch course would be usesful, but most education programs are
>stuffed with useless make-work courses in order to justify the jobs of the ed
>professors.
>
>Kent
>



This feels a bit like a conversation we've all had before, so I'll be brief (!).

When I was in high school, one of my math teachers seemed to know his math
very very well, but was terrible at presenting anything of value to the
students. So, I think it takes much more than the knowledge acquired from
being a mathematics major.

Norm Krumpe







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