ERIC Number: ED054080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Proposal to West Virginia Institutions of Higher Education for the Revisions of Teacher Education Programs.
Wright, J. Zeb., Ed.
The unified model for a teacher education program was developed from five preliminary models prepared by a group of teacher educators in West Virginia and reflects current knowledge and research related to the development of undergraduate programs. The program contains four major areas of learning experiences: 1) social foundations of contemporary problems in education, in which the prospective teacher will examine his needs, perceptions, and feelings; determine the degree of congruency between himself and these needs; and understand the psychological concepts underlying the growth and development of children; 2) psychological aspects of learning; 3) analytical study of teaching; and 4) psychological aspects of learning applied to teaching. All prospective teachers will be divided into inquiry groups of approximately 15 members with a staff member as leader, to act as advisor and as individual and group counselor. The program will help the prospective teacher to develop values, feeling, and personal qualities through involvement in open and honest relationships with himself and others. It is intended to provide for necessary change and flexibility as dictated by ongoing evaluation and the individual needs of prospective teachers, and to allow for vertical and horizontal movement of students as they become aware of their strengths or weaknesses. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.