ERIC Number: ED022718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Four Years of Insite; "To Strengthen Teacher Education."
Jaffe, Jane, Comp.
Instructional Systems in Teacher Education (Insite), a 5-year study for the improvement of teacher education, has kept pace with the first 4 years of its schedule for innovation, experimentation, and research. Many phases of the study are related to the program that permits students to obtain a master's degree in 4 full years of study, including summer sessions. Some students have now completed each of 3 major innovations: (1) the "acroclinical semester" which integrates methods instruction with practice teaching, (2) the resident teaching experience during which the student receives college credit and a beginning teacher's full salary as an intern in an outstanding school system in the Midwest or Hawaii, and (3) the graduate program which includes 6 hours in the graduate study of teaching plus 9 to 15 in the academic major with 6 hours of electives. Other innovations are a 5-hour Creative Arts Workshop for elementary teachers and 3 freshman and sophomore year seminars which cut across the typical subject matter lines in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Experimentation with such techniques as video taping has produced a series of films for the study of child behavior; the use of simulation techniques will result in production of a package program of problem-solving materials. Related documents are SP 001 683, SP 001 684, SP 001 685, SP 001 686. (JS)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Curriculum Research, Educational Experiments, Educational Media, Films, Fine Arts, Instructional Innovation, Internship Programs, Laboratory Training, Masters Degrees, Methods Courses, Problem Solving, Seminars, Simulation, Student Behavior, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Curriculum, Videotape Recordings, Workshops
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.