ERIC Number: ED035602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Guide to Behavioral Science Elementary Teacher Education Program.
Houston, W. Robert
A key concept of the Michigan State University model is the clinical behavior style of the teachers it produces. Teachers are expected to approach teaching as clinical practice and to stylize a particular set of activities: describing, analyzing, hypothesizing; prescribing, treating, and observing consequences. Training in the clinical approach occurs, in part, in a clinic-school-network--a cooperative project of the university and one or more school systems--where prospective teachers observe and analyze teacher behavior patterns, where interns teach, and where the university staff develops teaching materials. The model, which was designed by interdisciplinary teams, has five major areas of study: general-liberal education, scholarly modes of knowledge, professional use of knowledge, human learning, and clinical and field study. The trainee moves individually through single purpose experiences and modules, each of which aims for a specific behavioral objective. The modules, as well as information about student progress, evaluation, research, and clinic-school settings (rural, suburban, and urban), are part of an information retrieval system. Trainees may specialize in a subject area and age group. The program also features entrance requirements based on evolving standards, continual feedback for program modification, early trainee experience with children, and faculty currency through the rotation of professors into field experiences. (See ED 034 076 for a reader's guide to the nine funded models.) (LP)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, College School Cooperation, Differentiated Staffs, Elementary School Teachers, Experimental Schools, Feedback, Interdisciplinary Approach, Internship Programs, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Systems Approach, Teacher Education, Teaching Experience, Teaching Styles
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.