ERIC Number: ED046908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Block Program. A Personalized Teacher Education Professional Program.
Butts, David P.; And Others
The Block Program is a 1-year, 30 semester-hour elementary teacher education program with emphasis on science and mathematics. It alternates classroom experiences at increasing levels of responsibility with methods courses in time segments ranging from 1 to 9 weeks. During the classroom experience segments, students spend the entire day in the school, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Evaluation of the first year of the program in 1969-70 by participating students and cooperating teachers was favorable. With the assistance of several students, the 1970-71 program was planned and scheduled. The major change in the 1970-71 program is the addition of a segment in which students participate in school opening activities. An evaluation plan for 1970-71 provides for extensive attitude tests and videotaping of students in the program and a comparison group of 25 students in the traditional program. Future evaluation plans include a 3-year follow-up study. (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.