ERIC Number: ED027276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Specifications for a Comprehensive Undergraduate and Inservice Teacher Education Program for Elementary Teachers. Evaluation of Final Report.
Di Vesta, Francis; And Others
This evaluation of the Syracuse University model for elementary teacher education (SP 002 147-48) is performed by 15 nonSyracuse educators who contributed their reactions (recorded in separate chapters) to specific model components in terms of the latter's strengths, weaknesses, and feasibility. The authors of the first four chapters, in viewing the overall model, pivoted their critical remarks around: the influence of behavioral science on teacher training, the curriculum, generalizability and feasibility of the model for adopting institutions, and the model's assumptions and structure. The remaining 11 chapters are critiques of the following model components: Liberal Arts, Methods and Curriculum, Child Development, Teaching Theory and Practice, Professional Sensitivity Training, Social-Cultural Foundations, Self-Directed (student participation in program decisions), Field Experience, and the Support Systems for Program Development, Information and Evaluation, and Organization. (LP)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Sociology, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Teachers, Evaluation, Field Experience Programs, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Liberal Arts, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Education, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, Sensitivity Training, Staff Role, Systems Concepts, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.