ERIC Number: ED031420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Our Teachers: Excerpts from a Speech by Dr. Robert F. Peck and Sandra Smith: An Individual Steps Out. Report Series No. 13.
The Texas Parent-Teacher, v47 n4 p3-8 Apr 1969
This brief overview of the current stage of research at the Research and Development Center for Teacher Education at the University of Texas at Austin focuses on the effectiveness of individualizing teacher education programs to prepare teachers who will be able to teach their students how to deal with change. Three successive methods of individualizing instruction for large groups of students which were developed by the University over the last decade are capsuled: student completion of a battery of University-developed personality tests, the use of the results of these tests in counseling sessions, and the individual assignment of student teachers to cooperating teachers with characteristics similar to their own. A case history of the development of a junior year secondary education major who enrolled in a year-long experimental program (with six weeks of pre student teaching classroom experience, pre- and postprogram personality and attitude tests, assessment feedback counseling, and pre- and postclassroom experience video taped teaching sessions with feedback counseling) is presented in the major portion of the document as an example of current methods in practice. (SM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.