ERIC Number: ED040966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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An Analysis of the Curriculum Phase of the Teacher Education and Media Project of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Weate, Nathan James, Jr.
This study utilized three procedures to evaluate the curriculum phase of the Teacher Education and Media (TEAM) Project of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). A questionnaire was sent to the chief institutional representatives at 810 AACTE member colleges and universities, and external and internal evaluation criteria were applied to the project. Questionnaire respondents indicated that they consider the TEAM Project program an improvement over existing programs and are using certain parts of it. External and internal criteria disclosed several weaknesses such as the lack of a sound philosophy of the nature of teaching, poor selection of source materials, and inadequate attention given to the type of learning activities to be utilized in presenting the content included in the various topics. Several strengths also appeared. They include the use of an organizing center, the use of teacher behaviors as a basis for the program, and the guideline that the natural dynamics of the teaching-learning situation should serve as the organizational framework for teacher education programs. (For a complete description of the TEAM Project, see ED 026 294). (RT)
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Identifiers: Teacher Education and Media Project
Note: Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University