ERIC Number: ED250295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-4
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Teachers for Schools of Choice.
Raywid, Mary Anne
Schools of choice, established to respond to varying student and parent needs and interests, have unique features that require special teacher attributes. Programs preparing teachers for these schools include more emphasis upon: (1) content preparation, (2) the context of schools and classrooms; (3) the psychology of human growth and development; (4) a working knowledge of the psychology of learning; (5) an understanding of the sociology of youth; (6) an appreciation for the various socio-cultural backgrounds of students; (7) curriculum generation and management; (8) pedagogical methods and activities with emphasis on experiential learning; (9) both formative and summative evaluation; (10) orientation to the community; and (11) the development of a sense of community within the classroom and school. Field observation and field participation are emphasized, and solid practice teaching experiences are provided. In addition, numerous opportunities are given to the students to engage in collaborative efforts. The program itself serves as a model of a personalized, caring, and supportive community. (DG)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Educ
Note: Seminar paper presented at a Hearing of the National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (Austin, TX, October 4-5, 1984). For related documents, see SP 025 564-595.