ERIC Number: ED027262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Report: Remote Training of Early Childhood Educators.
Meier, John; Brudenell, Gerald
This final report of the 1967-68 experimental training program for teachers of young disadvantaged children details the objectives and operation of remote microteaching. Communication techniques emphasizing personal contact between the Institute staff in Colorado and trainees teaching in home schools across seven states are described and in part reproduced. The staff, whose responsibilities are individually listed, mailed to trainees videotaped learning episodes (detailed in Appendix A) designed around New Nursery School program objectives outlined in the report. Program evaluators considered first the feasibility of the training process (how location remoteness would affect microteaching and its goals) and second the attitude change in teachers. Data was collected through trainer/trainee comments, reproduced in part; three attitudinal tests, This I Believe (TIB, for which a three-item bibliography is included), Bringing Up Children (BUC), and I-E Scales (I-E), for each of which descriptions and test results are given; and the Simulated Lesson Analysis Chart (SimuLAC) comprised of nine charts to aid in lesson critiquing. Excerpts of SimuLAC and trainee responses are reproduced. Report details also cover trainee selection and orientation to microteaching, equipment management, effects of the program on the Institue, and a program projection. (LP)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Continuous Progress Plan, Decentralization, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Experimental Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Interaction Process Analysis, Microteaching, Minority Group Teachers, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Orientation
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Coll., Greeley. Inst. for Child Study.