ERIC Number: ED035609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to a Model of Teacher Training for the Individualization of Instruction.
Southworth, Horton C.
The University of Pittsburgh model addresses itself to the humanization of education through individualized instruction. Large blocks of regular courses are replaced by peer group interaction, independent study, small seminars, and simulated modules of instruction. Throughout his pre- and inservice years, the trainee plans with an advisor his own learning program--as he later is expected to plan learning programs with his elementary school pupils. During preservice training he is part of a guidance program, concerned with his personal as well as professional development; he also selects courses in academic and clinical sequence. Teacher competencies are developed in a clinical school, where the trainee comes as an observer, tutor, assistant teacher, student teacher, and intern. The school is a cooperative project of the college, local schools, teacher organizations, and state or federal agencies. The model also advises systematic feedback and cooperation between the research-oriented and operation-oriented faculty in the program's implementation. (See ED 034 076 for a readers' guide to the nine funded models.) (LP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Specifications for Elementary Teacher Education