ERIC Number: ED031458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Educational Specifications for Teacher Education.
Dickson, George E.
Educational Comment, p8-28 Jun 1969
By October 1968 nine out of 80 conceptual models submitted in the elementary teacher education project had been selected for funding. One of the nine models, designed by a consortium of Ohio state universities, is directed at six target groups because of the encompassing impact of change in education. The groups--inservice teachers, preschool and elementary preservice teachers, teacher educators, and administrative and supportive personnel--are trained by the college and public schools to work with multiunit, multicultural elementary schools which employ techniques of team teaching and individualized instruction. The training medium is the specification, which is a printed (and computerized) page of instructions about the treatment, materials, and evaluation to be used to train the teacher in one or more of the program's 2,123 behavioral objectives. The latter are organized according to particular topics and subject areas with five "contexts" of the training program--instructional organization, educational technology, contemporary learning-teaching process, societal factors, and research. For example, the behavioral objective of listing factors to be considered in individualizing reading instruction is ordered under Instructional Organization (context), Necessary Training for Instruction (subject), and Academic Disciplines and Skills-Methodology Reading (topic). Progress through the program is determined individually. The model also provides for continuous and systematic evaluation. (ED 025 456-7 are related documents.) (LP)
Descriptors: Educational Specifications, Elementary School Teachers, Models, School Personnel, Teacher Education Curriculum
Mr. Richard Saxe, editor, EDUCATIONAL COMMENT, The University of Toledo, College of Education, Toledo, Ohio 43606
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Coll. of Education.