ERIC Number: ED208382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Strengthening Teaching Skills through Varied Community Placements.
One of five papers discussing the humanistic model used in the training of reading teachers at City College of New York, this paper explains the various community and school student placements that are used in the program. In showing how the different characteristics of the placements are useful in helping students to shape their programs and expectations, the paper illustrates how the dynamics of various teaching/learning situations are also used to shape professional skills. The paper outlines the aims of the humanistic model (which is based on the philosophy that both teachers and students need to experience what they can do as well as hypothesize what they would do) as follows: (1) to make students aware that they are professionals, (2) to encourage students' awareness of their capabilities and students' appreciation of the individual differences in their cognitive and teaching styles, (3) to sensitize students to the dynamics of interactive aspects of the teaching situation, and (4) to direct their attention to the content of instructional materials as they relate to values and to personal interests. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: City University of New York City College
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981). For related documents, see CS 006 332-336.