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ERIC Number: ED050022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 16
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Meeting Today's Challenge in Teacher Education.
Shaw Univ., Raleigh, NC.
This is a brief progress report on the development of a comprehensive program for training elementary teachers at Shaw University which evolved out of an intensive study of the CETEM models. Although Shaw's resources do not lend themselves to the development of elaborate individualized instruction modules, some features will be incorporated in the program. Screening of applicants on past academic performance and evidence of rapport with children will also be added. Individualized instruction is being strengthened and opportunities provided for developing awareness, group interaction, diagnosis of individual needs, and self-development. Human relations skills are also being stressed, together with professional decision-making competencies. The elementary teacher education program is being changed to meet 1) increased emphasis on vocational education, 2) increased tension between education and the general public, 3) increased attention to the individual, 4) increased autonomy at each major level of education, movement toward a more interdisciplinary curriculum, 5) increased involvement with the total environment, and 6) greater emphasis on relevance in learning. The four areas in which major changes must take place are 1) professional laboratory experiences and student teaching, 2) inservice training, 3) methodology and strategy, and 4) expectations and demands of the teacher. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Shaw Univ., Raleigh, NC.