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ERIC Number: ED030591
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A Psycho-Social Model of Teacher Education.
Brottman, Marvin A.
Many of the concerns of teacher education programs over the transition of students into teachers may be examined through the perspective of teacher education as a social system. A model of teacher education has been developed which identifies two dimensions of the social system: an institutional dimension, consisting of roles and the expectations associated with them; and an individual dimension, consisting of personality defined by need-dispositions. The model further identifies three roles through which a teacher passes before assuming the fourth role of experienced teacher. These are the roles of student, preservice teacher, and beginning teacher. Each role is placed within a time period, and each time period includes a sequenced transitional period from one role to the next. The heuristic value of the model may be determined by teacher education programs as they identify and describe role-expectations and need-dispositions in relation to time periods and transition periods. The relationship between dimensions and teacher behavior provides indicators of program success in the form of satisfaction, effectiveness, and efficiency. In these ways the model provides teacher education with a tool that may have significance in the preparation of teachers. (Author)
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