ERIC Number: ED028741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Graduate Student as Teacher. American Council on Education. Monograph No. 2.
Nowlis, Vincent; And Others
Although the task of preparing graduate assistants to be teachers is widely neglected, some universities are making an effort to make the apprenticeship a worthwhile experience for both teachers and their students. This report identifies some of the critical problems and issues associated with graduate student instruction and presents examples of proper and improper use of graduate students. Four basic teaching roles of the graduate student are defined and 10 principles of effective student teacher programs are formulated. The principles were generated at a 2-day conference at the University of Rochester in June 1967 at which academic deans from a number of universities submitted reports on programs at their institutions. Their reports cover surveys of: practices, attitudes and beliefs related to graduate student instructors and assistants at Rochester; interviews with departmental chairmen and graduate and undergraduate students; innovations in several departmental programs at Rochester; and reports from other universities and of other studies. The extensive appendices contain program descriptions used as a basis for discussion at the 1967 conference. (JS)
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Instructional Programs, Staff Role, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Programs, Teaching Skills
American Council on Education, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
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Sponsor: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY.
Identifiers: University of Rochester NY
Note: This report originated in a project initiated by Kenneth E. Clark of the University of Rochester and was funded Feb 1965-Jul 1967 by Esso Education Foundation under the Support For Promoting Utilization of Resources program