ERIC Number: ED033913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Teacher Pilot Program: Courageous Step. Proposal to AACTE for 1969 Distinguished Achievement Award Competition.
Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.
Sixty students began study in the fall, 1968, in a comprehensive pilot program for the professional education of teachers. Step 1, "Early Engagement and Awareness: Personal and Professional Decision Making," is a period of self-assessment, selected direct experiences, and interaction with teachers and occupational information. If the student decides that he wants to teach, he enters step 2, "Professional Knowledges and Skills," in which attention is given to foundational experiences including study of children, self and self-concept formation, human learning, and curriculum. Step 3, "Theory into Practice," utilizes the newer bridging approaches of analysis of verbal and nonverbal behavior, microteaching, and simulation as students continue to work in self-instructional self-pacing components. In step 4, "Professional Practice," they assume actual responsibilities as student teachers and interns. (Included are lists of content and process objectives; description of the 2-year development phase; description of the preparation and development of a self-instructional module; the original 1967 proposal including rationale and the model; a component description of "Educational Environment and Career Choice: Educational Psychology 1000"; the master design for evaluating the pilot program; and curriculum adjustment to accommodate the program--for majors in art, elementary, music, music, physical, and secondary education.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.
Identifiers: University of Tennessee