ERIC Number: ED040981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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A Pilot Project for Individualizing Elementary Teacher Education. Final Report.
McClendon, Patricia R.
A pilot project for individualizing elementary teacher education was developed based on the Model Elementary Teacher Education Project of the U. S. Office of Education. It provided individualized instruction in four context areas for 14 elementary education majors during half of the senior year. The context areas were: 1) clinical experiences in health and recreation, 2) clinical-tutorial experiences in measurement, 3) individualized teaching, 4) supervised teaching. The project was evaluated by means of participant comments, pre- and post-tests of participants and a control group on the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI), and rating of participants and controls on an Individualized Teaching Analysis (ITA) schedule developed especially for this project. Student comments were overwhelmingly favorable, and the MTAI and ITA scores indicated that project participants had a significantly more positive attitude toward teaching and used significantly more individualized teaching procedures than the control group. Aspects of the project under study for inclusion in the regular teacher education program include small seminars, independent study, a behavioral approach, and team teaching by faculty. (A 66-page appendix contains an outline of behavioral objectives for the four context areas.) (RT)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, SC.