ERIC Number: ED205502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Early and Continous: A Design for Structured Field Experiences. The Preservice Teacher Education Program.
Griswold, Kenneth E.
A four-year program of teacher education at Purdue University-Calumet (Indiana) encompasses the humanities, life and physical sciences, and social and behavioral studies. The professional education component encompasses social, philosophical, and historical foundations of education, educational methodology, measurement and psychology, nature of learning processes, growth and development of learners, and materials for instruction. Electives provide individual students opportunities to add breadth to their undergraduate program. The curriculum is designed around seminar groups, of which the student is a member throughout the program. Emphasis is placed upon early and continuous field experiences. These are designed to provide the student with exposure to children, adolescents, and classroom teachers from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The practicum for all education majors in standard elementary and secondary programs consists of a nine-week full-time student teaching experience, supervised by both an appropriate school supervisor and a university supervisor with background in the subject area to be taught. The practicum site is carefully selected for maximum suitability for the individual student teacher, with consideration of the school, grade level or subject, program, and supervising teacher. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Purdue University Calumet IN
Note: Paper presented at the Summer Workshop of the Association of Teacher Educators (East Lansing, MI, August 2-5, 1981).