ERIC Number: ED043584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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Summary: A Feasibility Study on the Model Elementary Teacher Education Program. Phase II, Final Report.
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst.
This short summary presents an outline of major findings of the feasibility study and makes recommendations for future directions. The study attempted to determine whether the model is pedagogically, administratively, economically, and technically feasible, whether clients whom the program is designed to serve are satisfied with the model, and how the model will update itself to insure relevance to teacher education in the 1970's. Conclusions are that the model is feasible in all respects, that clients are satisfied with it, and that a procedure exists for continuously updating the model. Central findings of the pedagogical feasibility study are 1) a large number of students are able to pass performance criteria without taking any instructional alternatives; 2) students enjoyed having a variety of instructional alternatives open to them, but often preferred regular classroom work; 3) no differences in achievement appeared between students who took different instructional alternatives. An important direction for future study is seen to be the articulation of relationships between curriculum areas. (The complete report of Phase II--Volumes I and II--is SP 004 259 and SP 004 260. Phase I final report is ED025490.) (RT)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst.