ERIC Number: ED032265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Summary of a Model of Teacher Training for the Individualization of Instruction. Summary of the Final Report.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Individualized instruction is the central theme of a model for the preparation of elementary school teachers, and this theme is developed through the inclusion of unique features such as emphasis on program flexibility, student self-development, and learner efficiency. These unique features are incorporated into an academically and clinically sequenced general training plan (which includes cognitive input and affective and field experiences) for a program which has five requirements: academic education, professional education, training for teacher competencies, a clinical setting, and a guidance component. The plan also endorses a general instructional mode for all levels of learning. Student progress through the program is adapted to the individual and is accounted for by admission criteria, guidance procedures aimed at professional and personal self-development, and four-stage course selection by the student through the academic and clinical sequences of the model leading to a bachelor's degree in education. The costs of instructional materials development, faculty retraining, administration and coordination, space, evaluation, and general funding will affect the cost of program implementation. (ED 025 495 is the complete report. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document] (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Teachers, Flexible Progression, Individual Development, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Experience
Elem. Teacher Educ. Project, Div. of Elem. & Sec. Research, Bureau of Research, USOE, 400 Maryland Avenue, 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: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.