ERIC Number: ED022735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Insite. Fourth Annual Report to the Ford Foundation (July 1, 1966-June 30, 1967). Part III, The Acroclinical Semester: Elementary Division.
Buffie, Edward G.
Section 1 of this report reviews the background planning and basic program components of the elementary division acroclinical semester, a 16-credit hour accelerated program designed to correlate instruction in professional methodology with the psychology of learning and student teaching. Section 2 details more fully the scheduling of the 9-member faculty and 44 students for the 5-block organizational plan: Block 1--field work, orientation, and simulation; Block 2--methods course work in learning objectives, content, planning, materials, and evaluation combined with psychology seminars emphasizing case study techniques, teacher-pupil interaction, and deviate behavior; Blocks 3 and 4--continuation of courses and seminars along with increasing classroom responsibilities from observation and planning to preparation, participation, and teaching phases; Block 5--full teaching responsibilities plus weekly seminars and clinics as appropriate. Section 3 lists the program content in the methods topic areas; in the specialized methods areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies; and in the seminar and student teaching phases. Included are the forms used for student evaluation. Section 4 presents the faculty and student assessment of all phases of the program with recommendations for the 1967-68 acroclinical semester. Related documents are SP 001 557, SP 001 683, SP 001 684, SP 001 686. (JS)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Course Content, Educational Media, Educational Psychology, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Interaction Process Analysis, Language Arts, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Simulation, Social Studies, Sociometric Techniques, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Curriculum, Videotape Recordings
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.