ERIC Number: ED053179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Accountability in Teacher Training.
Johnson, Barbara M.
This project attempted to combine pre-service methods, student teaching and in-service curriculum improvement. The participants were 18 elementary classroom teachers, 22 college students, 1 Miller-Unruh teacher, 1 Title I teacher, 4 special education teachers, and a principal. The college students were assigned to one elementary (K-8) school for one semester all day, every school day. They were enrolled for a 3 unit curriculum course. One of the main objectives of the project was to demonstrate that curriculum study and improvement can be effectively accomplished by intensive introspection on the part of a staff for the purpose of explaining and instructing teacher training candidates. Conversely, it was held that the college students in pre-service training would be effectively trained if their experiences were comprehensive and genuinely related to and included actual teaching. Pre and post evaluations were done using standardized and informal instruments. Results were significant. Other, more subjective evaluations were done on proficiency in the teaching of subjects and skills. These results were also highly positive. It is concluded that institutions that participate in teacher training must be responsible for the exploration and initiation of options for more involved, comprehensive programs. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Students, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education Teachers, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Role, Team Teaching
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory; OEO; Open Ended Opinionnaire (Johnson)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Educational Research Association, San Diego, California, April 1971