ERIC Number: ED032260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Summary of Behavioral Science Elementary Teacher Education Program. Summary of the Final Report.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
A model for the preparation of elementary school teachers based on the content and modes of inquiry of the behavioral sciences, on a clinical behavior style (a regularized diagnostic and regenerative approach), and on the teach-as-taught effect was developed by an interdisciplinary team at Michigan State University. The undergraduate program model, implemented through short, single-purpose content modules which could be grouped to form components, was composed of five major curricular areas: general liberal education, designed to relate general knowledge to the study of human behavior; scholarly modes of knowledge, designed to relate specific knowledge on human behavior to teaching; professional use of knowledge, designed to translate knowledge into action is simulated or live teaching experiences; human learning, designed to explore human capacity for learning, human environmental systems, and cognitive development; and clinical studies, designed to develop the clinical behavior style in teaching through a four-phase program beginning in the freshman year. Also, teacher specialization and continued professional study (along with joint college school responsibility for teacher education were included as additional curricular areas. Program evaluation, development, and management components were created and operated on a clinical basis. ED 027 285, ED 027 286, ED 027 287 comprise the complete report. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document] (SM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Elementary School Teachers, Scientific Methodology, Teacher Education, Teaching Experience
Elem. Teacher Educ. Project, Div. of Elem. & Sec. Research, Bureau of Research, USOE, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.