ERIC Number: ED029813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-20
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Some Comments on Nine Elementary Teacher Education Models.
Silberman, Harry F.; Kooi, Beverly Y.
This review describes the contents of the nine elementary teacher education models by presenting a generalized model combining their three essential features: curriculum modules (tasks, experiences, objectives), student flow through the modules (candidate selection, individualized programs, laboratory experiences), and institutional supporting systems (procedures, personnel, materials). Major points of the critique are that the models are insufficiently specific to be immediately operational, indicating the necessity of redesign prior to implementation; further, although the models abandon traditional course structure and promote self-correction, they are similar in philosophy to current practice; finally, the models do not attack the structural problems of "changing teacher training without changing educational institutions." (Related documents, final reports of the nine funded models, are ED 018 677, ED 025 456-57, ED 025 490-92, ED 025 595, ED 026 301-02, ED 026 305-31, ED 027 283-87.) (DL)
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Note: Adapted from a talk presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Assn., Los Angeles, California, February 1969