ERIC Number: ED164464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
Project POINT; An Innovative Program in Elementary Teacher Education.
Charles, C. M.
Project POINT is a four-semester program of professional courses and student teaching, available to prospective elementary teachers at San Diego State University. Designed as an ideal program by task forces of over 50 teachers, school administrators, university professors, and student teachers, it focuses on skills of teaching in addition to the more customary content of courses in educational foundations and teaching methodology. Each participant in the program is assigned to a carefully selected master teacher, and must complete a one-year assignment in a first school and third- and fourth-semester assignments in different schools at different grade levels. The student teaching experience totals over 1,400 clock hours in public school classrooms. University classes are taught on-site, in facilities provided by the cooperating school districts. A team of five university professors provides instruction in various skills areas, such as community study, child study, behavior management, intellectual assessment, diagnosis, classroom management, lesson planning, unit planning, individualizing instruction, applying principles of instruction, curriculum development, questioning, role playing, communication techniques, and classroom control. Students apply their new skills immediately in student teaching, where they receive corrective feedback. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. School of Education.