ERIC Number: ED032262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Summary of a Model for the Preparation of Elementary School Teachers. Summary of the Final Report.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
A model program on the preparation of elementary school teachers which was developed at Florida State University using a systems approach is characterized by specifications such as the utilization of performance criteria, individual progress rates, immediate application of theory to practice, and preparation extending into initial teaching years. The program was based on predictions about society in 1978 made by examining present trends toward urbanization, population explosion, and technology utilization. Inferences for elementary school education were made from these predictions and used as the basis of a task analysis of teaching for 1978. Five essential, interrelated teaching behaviors were derived from task analysis (the formulation of measurable behavioral objectives, selection and organization of a student-centered curriculum, use of appropriate teaching strategies, evaluation of learner outcomes in terms of behavioral changes, and acceptance of professional responsibility as a teacher), and a three-phase program (underclass, preservice, and inservice) was devised to develop these behaviors in teachers. In addition to the teacher education components of the model program, facilitating components such as admissions and screening procedures, a computerized management control system, and staff utilization and development patterns were devised. (ED 027 283 is the complete report.)(SM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Social Change, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education
Elem. Teacher Educ. Project, Div. of Elem. and Sec. Research, Bureau of Research, USOE, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.