HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 2 no. 2 (1966)

Education Topics: The Training of Teachers and Comparative Education


Discipline: Education, Professions



All educational institutions are the targets for criticism from time to time, and this is a necessary and healthy state of affairs in a democratic country. Training Colleges are by no means exempt from such criticism. It is significant, however, that when the content of the course comes under fire, one element is nearly always mentioned for criticism - teaching practice. This part of the student's work is highly valued, not only by the college lecturers, but also by the teachers in the schools and by the students themselves. It seems to all concerned that the trainee teacher must be given the opportunity to try his wings, to stand in front of a class, and to do so within the safe confines of his training course, where he can make his inevitable mistakes without too serious consequences and where he can be supported and advised by experienced teachers.