ERIC Number: ED035587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Systems Approach to the Organization of Teacher Training Experiences.
This paper presents a general model for restructuring teacher education programs in order that they might more adequately fulfill what the planners consider to be the essential goal of teacher education--i.e., the production of "teachers who are self-actualizing, integrated persons, fully capable of functioning within the evolving institution of the elementary school." The model (a sequential ordering of major blocks of study based on the principles and procedures of systems analysis) is designed "to be capable of interfacing with the present system, particularly with the realities of higher educational institutions; and to be capable of simultaneously responding and looking forward to a changing society, while not losing track of who the teacher is in the process." Distinctive characteristics of the two-part model are its conception of and provision for a teacher education program which embraces not only the 4-year basic preservice training period, but also the first several years of inservice experience and includes preparation for a wider variety of teacher-related roles and functions than do most existing programs (for example, "system functions in man-machine systems,""community, non-school roles,""helper roles for new and younger teachers," etc.). Graphic materials included are "Teacher Education Program Output Analysis" and "Teacher Education Program Component Flow Chart." (ES)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.