ERIC Number: ED021844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the College in Improving the Quality of Student Teaching in English.
Reedy, John E.
Conference on English Education Newsletter, n9 p3-6 May 1967
Although many of the problems in student teaching are outside the control of the college and the college supervisor, decisive college action can greatly improve the quality of student teaching in English. First of all, the college should provide the courses necessary to make the student competent in English, and should arrange these courses in a meaningful sequence. Furthermore, the college English teacher should help the teacher trainees in his classes by functioning as a "master teacher," by allowing the students to criticize his methods of teaching, and by providing opportunities for student participation in teaching. Finally, each college should establish a course in English methods and should provide student teaching supervisors who are qualified in both English and education. (LH)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, English, English Education, English Instruction, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Master Teachers, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Sequential Approach, Standards, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Qualifications
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Note: Speech given at the Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (Houston, Texas, 1966).