ERIC Number: ED059974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Rationale for Content and Method of the Teacher and Teacher-Aide Training Program.
Tennessee Appalachia Educational Cooperative, Oak Ridge.
This document gives the rationale for the content and method of five teacher and teacher-aide training workshops. Results of a questionnaire confirmed the need for improvement in in-service training in the entire Appalachian area and also indicated the kinds of changes needed. Deficiencies in content were identified as: 1) application of educational theory, 2) teaching methods, 3) up-to-date training in the subject areas, 4) vocational opportunities for pupils, 5) curriculum planning and development, 6) teaching of disadvantaged students, and 7) student teaching or internship. Suggested improvements in methods included 1) having feedback from the teacher to the university; 2) training teachers together; 3) having university credit courses available and readily accessible; 4) providing for summer student teaching; 5) having faculty-student communication during in-service; 6) conducting teacher training in the local school districts; 7) using audio-visual materials in training teachers and aides; 8) emphasizing individualized instruction; 9) making psychological services available; 10) having professors visit local public schools; 11) discussing local problems; 12) presenting self-concept development; 13) having in-service planned by the participants; and 14) informing outside agencies of recognized inefficiencies in in-service training. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Appalachia Educational Cooperative, Oak Ridge.