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ERIC Number: ED025473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 4
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A Functional Approach to Instruction in Elementary Education Methods Courses.
Anderson, W. G.; Reynolds, Lee F.
In the belief that teacher education can be strengthened by making it possible for the student to have more actual contact with school children than is usually afforded, an experiment is being conducted at Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., through the cooperation of the elementary laboratory school and the college of education. Eight junior elementary education majors who volunteered for the program work for three or four hours a day with teachers to whom they are assigned as aides or interns. They perform housekeeping and clerical duties and receive special help as they observe and teach those subjects and activities for which they receive college credit: in the fall quarter handwriting and physical education, in the winter quarter reading and science, in the spring quarter health and arithmetic. Two university professors who direct the program visit each student in the classroom situation and hold weekly seminars with the entire group; specialists in science, reading, mathematics, and health work with them in both observations and seminars. Throughout the same year, students take regularly scheduled courses at the University: foundations in reading, introduction to education, child psychology, music for classroom teachers, educational psychology, and psychology of personality development. They will do fifteen quarter hours of student teaching in their senior year. It is too early to evaluate the program. (JS)
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