ERIC Number: ED328548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-20
Reference Count: 0
Making Introductory Foundations of Education Courses More Effective. [Part One:] The Case of Educational Studies 201, Emory University. Part Two: An Empirical Study.
Strickland, Charles E.; O'Brien, Thomas V.
A description is given of an introductory foundations of education course that requires students to participate in a field experience in the public schools and link their observations to the broader, more theoretical issues in education through a variety of classroom and writing activities. The course, through its design, is particularly effective in a liberal arts college curriculum because it capitalizes on a mix of students, not just teachers-to-be. it is noted that the course is not only an effective starting point for prospective teachers, it also serves as a means of informing noneducators about important issues, and as a vehicle for attracting undergraduates into the teaching profession. A description, illustrated by 13 graphs, is given of the characteristics of 66 students who had taken the course, based on a questionnaire distributed on the last day of class. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Emory University GA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (71st, New Orleans, LA, February 16-18, 1991).