ERIC Number: ED029806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Proposal for an Experimental Program in Teacher Education.
Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.
The University of Florida College of Education proposes to experiment with a new program for the education of elementary school teachers. The design emphasizes maximum opportunities for self-direction, individualization through wide variations in instructional program and rate of progress, and close correlation of didactic instruction and practical experience. The proposed model has three phases which run simultaneously throughout three to seven quarters of the junior and senior year: (1) a wide variety of field experiences, in school and out, ranging in depth of responsibility in accordance with a student's demonstrated ability to perform as observer, participant, and full functioning classroom teacher; (2) substantive experiences (general presentations and demonstrations or programs for groups with common needs) provided by a panel of instructors in the areas of art, curriculum, child growth and development, health education, language arts, mathematics, music, physical education, reading, research and evaluation, science, social foundations, and social studies; and (3) a continuous seminar in which groups of 20 students are aided in exploring and discussing the meaning of the experiences they have had in the other two phases and in which opportunities for guidance, planning, self-directed study, and evaluation are provided. (Included are suggested procedures for each phase, description of faculty and student roles and scheduling, and an outline of the individualized approach to evaluation.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.