ERIC Number: ED027284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Teacher-Innovator: A Program to Prepare Teachers. Section I and II.
Joyce, Bruce R.
This description of a general program for the preservice preparation of the teacher-innovator, developed as a source of ideas for thinking about and recreating teacher education, is organized into four parts. Part 1 contains introductory chapters which present definitions of terms, a brief description of the program, and general considerations of innovation and change in teacher education. Part 2 includes chapters describing the creation of school-university centers of inquiry (the basic prerequisite of the program); the use of the democratic method and differentiation of instruction (within the concept of group inquiry) as models through which the program is developed; and the development of a contact laboratory for training experiences with children and schools. Part 3 (the body of the report) consists of descriptions of the four basic components (derived from basic teaching processes) of the program: interactive teaching (using teaching strategies and decisionmaking skills); institution-building (developing an innovative organizational climate); innovating (developing teacher spontaneity and flexibility); and continuing teacher scholarship (studying the teaching-learning process and the learning ability of children). Descriptions of possible implementation and evaluation problems and procedures are presented in Part 4. Source papers for each component are included. ED 018 677 is a related document. (SM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College Students, Decision Making, Democratic Values, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Individualized Instruction, Inquiry, Interpersonal Competence, Laboratory Training, Learning Processes, Models, Organizational Climate, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Spontaneous Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fifer (J); Hunt (David E); Piaget (Jean)