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ERIC Number: ED017018
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 19
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PSYCHOLOGY IN THE TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM.
HERBERT, JOHN; WILLIAMS, DONALD
SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE IN THE FORM AND SUBSTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGY OFFERINGS IN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS MAY BE IMMINENT. ALTHOUGH THERE SEEMS TO BE SUBSTANTIAL AGREEMENT THAT PSYCHOLOGY SHOULD BE TAUGHT, AGREEMENT THAT CHANGES MUST BE MADE IS GENERAL. COURSE OBJECTIVES FORMULATED BY THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS PLANNING GROUP ARE LISTED. IT IS GENERALLY AGREED THAT THE DIRECTION OF THE CHANGE SHOULD BE TOWARDS A MORE APPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AS A FIELD OF INQUIRY AND THE STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGY AS A PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION FOR TEACHERS. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS INCLUDE--(1) TEACHING ONLY THE MOST ESSENTIAL AND USEFUL THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS, (2) USING VARIOUS INSTRUCTORS WHO WOULD TEACH THE THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF THEIR SPECIALIZATIONS, (3) USING A DUAL APPROACH, INCLUDING BOTH A THEORETICAL AND AN ANALYTICAL APPLIED COURSE, AND (4) A CORE PSYCHOLOGY COURSE AND SATELLITE COURSES EMPHASIZING THE APPLICATION OF MATERIALS TO TEACHING. MAJOR PROBLEMS INCLUDE THE DEFINITION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE THEORETICAL AND THE APPLIED COURSE, AND THE SCARCITY OF GENERALLY AVAILABLE MATERIALS FOR THE APPLIED COURSE. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Reed Coll., Portland, OR.
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