ERIC Number: ED157886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Designing a Teacher Education Program That Works.
Pickering, Dennis A.
A Pittsburg (Kansas) State University program for individualizing preservice elementary teacher preparation is described, which emphasizes learning by doing through exposure to alternative teaching strategies. Intensive preparations made by the teaching faculty are discussedd (identifying needs and goals for students, formulating program objectives, scope and sequence construction, development of teaching guides, instructional strategy alternatives and evaluation processes). The result of this curriculum planning process, a series of learning experiences called the Curriculum and Instructional Strategy Model (CISM), is presented, its organization outlined, and its effect on faculty roles and student learning opportunities investigated. Basic to the new role of faculty using the CISM model is the change from controlling all planning processes to the sharing, with students, of responsibility for developing scope and sequence charts, lesson plans, and evaluation procedures. Faculty are also expected to provide exposure to a variety of alternative teaching strategies. This faculty role change means that students become active participants in the education process. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Summary of a multimedia presentation given at the Annual Meeting, Association of Teacher Educators (58th, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 31-February 3, l978), and at the Annual Conference, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (33rd, San Francisco, California, March 4-8, 1978)