ERIC Number: ED051139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Real World and People Teacher Education Program.
Hall, Gene E.
Whereas 10 years ago the concerns of students were for improvement and achievement in the knowledge of science and for success in college, today they are concerned about the interactions between man and his environment. Teachers must be trained to cope with these new directions. A program for the education of science teachers is proposed which would combine formal training with increased interaction between faculty and students. Students selected would have had a variety of experiences, including a degree of personal failure to increase their understanding of their pupils' insecurities. The first 2 years would be a personal and exploration period, beginning with a battery of psychological and cognitive tests. During the first year the student would take three college courses, work in a tutorial program, and work in three blue collar jobs. The second year would include either three or six additional college courses, three white collar jobs, and work with children of various ages. At the end of this year a decision would be made on the student's future career. The third and fourth years would include science and methods courses and work in a team as teaching assistants. In the fifth year, the student-faculty team would be responsible for the total program for a group of high school students. Every 5 years the team would return to the campus for further studies. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: Report Series No. 56