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ERIC Number: ED016669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM FOR THE EDUCATION OF ENGLISH TEACHERS.
WILSON, STUART
AS PART OF THE FIVE COLLEGE PROJECT ON TEACHER EDUCATION, SPONSORED BY THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE DANFORTH FOUNDATION, THE ENTIRE FACULTY OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK AT FREDONIA HAS COMPLETED DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM FOR THE PREPARATION OF SECONDARY ENGLISH TEACHERS. TESTING OF THE PROGRAM HAS BEGUN. ALTHOUGH THE STUDENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE A SEQUENCE OF COURSES IN GREEK, ROMAN, ENGLISH, AND AMERICAN LITERATURE, THE HISTORY OF LANGUAGE, AND ADVANCED COMPOSITION, THE PROGRAM DIFFERS MOST RADICALLY FROM TRADITIONAL TRAINING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN "INDUCTION PERIOD." IN THE SUMMER BETWEEN A STUDENT'S JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS HE WILL ASSIST A SECONDARY SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER FOR A PERIOD OF 6 WEEKS AND ATTEND WEEKLY CONFERENCES WITH THE COOPERATING TEACHER AND A PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH. DURING THE FOLLOWING SEMESTER, THE STUDENT WILL PRACTICE TEACH AT A NEARBY SCHOOL DURING THE MORNING AND RETURN TO THE COLLEGE CAMPUS TWO AFTERNOONS A WEEK FOR A SEMINAR ON THE METHODOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECTS OF TEACHING ENGLISH, INCLUDING THE DISCUSSION OF PROBLEMS ARISING FROM PRACTICE TEACHING. IN HIS FINAL SEMESTER, THE STUDENT WILL PARTICIPATE IN A SENIOR SEMINAR DESIGNED TO HELP HIM SYNTHESIZE HIS KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND COMPOSITION AND TO REFINE HIS SKILLS IN LITERARY CRITICISM. WHEN THE STUDENT HAS COMPLETED THE 4-YEAR PROGRAM, THE COLLEGE FACULTY, RATHER THAN A STATE AGENCY, WILL MAKE THE FINAL DECISION ON HIS ELIGIBILITY FOR A PROVISIONAL TEACHING CERTIFICATE. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "COLLEGE ENGLISH," VOL. 29, NO. 6, MARCH 1968.) SEE ALSO TE 000 284. (DL)
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Identifiers: New York; State University of New York Coll at Fredonia