ERIC Number: ED043633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
English English: New Ideas for New Teachers.
LaConte, Ronald; LaConte, Christine
Leaflet, v69 n1 p18-22 Feb 1970
Since 1968, undergraduate education majors entering their senior year at the University of Connecticut have participated in a 7-week summer program in Great Britain, visiting a wide variety of schools, serving as teacher aides in urban and rural elementary classrooms, partaking in weekly seminars and field trips, and living in the homes of British faculty. (This process is then reversed in the fall when British students participate in a similar program at the University of Connecticut.) The American students, absorbing a loose British classroom structure which centers on discussion, a great deal of free writing, and individual student projects, have found that this experience enriches and broadens their ideas of the possibilities which abound in a student-centered classroom. (MF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Students, Comparative Education, Cultural Exchange, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Education Majors, Elementary Education, English Education, Individualized Instruction, Student Exchange Programs, Student Projects, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Association of Teachers of English.