ERIC Number: ED051114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The Lesley College Core Curriculum.
Lesley Coll., Cambridge, MA.
The core curriculum described is a significant departure from typical professional programs in elementary, early childhood, and special education and is based upon a collaborative-process theory. Emphasizing integration rather than differentiation, the program merges and interrelates the campus courses, field experiences, and organizing ideas which are usually separated in traditional programs. College faculty, elementary school personnel, college senior teaching fellows, and other professionals work together as instructional teams. The college and the cooperating schools are beginning to function in genuine partnership. All participants, including the students, are involved in a continuous interaction between theoretical and practical learning. Throughout their 4 years of college, students' active participation in the elementary classroom as aides, consultants, and teachers allows them to increase their understanding of children, develop teaching skills, and test new ideas, and enables them to make better and earlier career decisions. The cooperating schools also benefit because classroom teachers are introduced to new methods and materials and are invited to attend and conduct special workshops. They also have an unusual opportunity to influence the preparation of future teachers. Evaluation of the program indicates that it is viewed as unusually successful by faculty and students at the college and in the schools. (Author/MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Lesley Coll., Cambridge, MA.
Note: 1971 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award entry