ERIC Number: ED023625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Report of a Symposium on the Training of Teachers for Elementary Schools.
Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.
An I/D/E/A Symposium was conducted to ask newly trained teachers to evaluate their preparation after they had had an opportunity to apply it in the classroom. The symposium participants were all elementary schoolteachers who had just completed their fourth month of teaching, had graduated from teacher training institutions in June 1967, and had been recommended by their preparing institutions as outstanding graduates. Jerome Bruner, director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, Harvard University, was symposium chairman. The proceedings of the symposium indicated that "if feedback from beginning teachers is a reliable source then it is very apparent that what is being done in the colleges of education has little relation to the on-the-job requirements of elementary teachers." Twelve recommendations regarding teacher training evolved. (SG)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Conferences, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Teachers, Feedback, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
I/D/E/A, P.O. Box 446, Melbourne, Florida 32901.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.