ERIC Number: ED035597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Summary of Behavioral Science Elementary Teacher Education Program. Summary of the Final Report.
Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
A model for the preparation of elementary school teachers based on the content and modes of inquiry of the behavioral sciences, on a clinical behavior style (a regularized diagnostic and regenerative approach), and on the teach-as-taught effect was developed by an interdisciplinary team at Michigan State University. The undergraduate program model, implemented through short, single-purpose content modules which could be grouped to form components was composed of five major curricular areas: general liberal education, designed to relate general knowledge to the study of human behavior; scholarly modes of knowledge, designed to relate specific knowledge on human behavior to teaching; professional use of knowledge, designed to translate knowledge into action in simulated or live teaching experiences; human learning, designed to explore human capacity for learning, human environmental systems, and cognitive development; and clinical studies, designed to develop the clinical behavior style in teaching through a four-phase program beginning in the freshmen year. Also, teacher specialization and continued professional study (along with joint college school responsibility for teacher education were included as additional curricular areas. Program evaluation, development, and management components were created and operated on a clinical basis. (The complete report is ED 027 285-6-7. This summary was previously announced as ED 032 260.) (SM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.