ERIC Number: ED035604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Guide to Specifications for a Comprehensive Undergraduate and Inservice Teacher Education Program for Elementary Teachers.
Weber, Wilford A.
The Syracuse University model educates teachers to confront change and initiate change responsibly in schools and communities. The model's 4 preservice years, composed of seven instructional units, focus on process goals. The first 2 1/2 years are devoted to liberal education with the aim of developing in the trainee new ways of perceiving, realizing, feeling, and deciding. The junior and senior years are for specialization and for professional study in six areas: methods and curriculum (focusing on problem resolution), child development, teaching theory and practice (focusing on decisionmaking), professional sensitivity training, self-directness, and social-cultural foundations. During the latter unit, the trainee, working with a counselor, determines the behavioral changes he would like to bring about in his pupils and attempts to accomplish those changes in his fifth or inservice year--a year of partnership teaching in a school. All the instructional units are composed of modules, which are planned instructional episodes lasting from several hours to several months. Instruction is often individual; the largest grouping of students is fifteen. The model also provides for support systems, continual feedback, and the participation of students, teachers, researchers, public schools, and education industries in program development and implementation. (See ED 034 076 for a readers' guide to the nine funded models.) (LP)
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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.