ERIC Number: ED054087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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A Cooperative School-College Master's Degree Program for Training Guidance-Instruction Specialists. Final Report.
Littlejohn, Mary T.
This project was designed to prepare teachers to exert leadership as change agents in the development of elementary school educational programs containing components suggested by Phase I projects of the USOE model Elementary Teacher Education Project. These components include 1) individualized learning with emphasis on large group and small group instruction, tutorials, and independent study; 2) a "center of inquiry" approach to teaching; and 3) multiunit organization with elements of team teaching, nongraded classification, and individually programmed instruction. The project provided a 36-hour master's degree program with course work tailored to the actual school situation and classrooms serving as laboratories for both school-based and campus-based courses. Areas covered were elementary school counseling, projects in curriculum and educational psychology, individualized teaching, studies in learning disorders, sociological analysis in the schools, educational program evaluation, group processes, and counseling practicum. Evaluation showed that there was a high level of cooperative planning between schools and college, that school administrators were minimally involved in curriculum development, and that several important adaptations were made in college administrative policies. Most college instructors were enthusiastic about individualizing instruction and participants showed increased growth in using skills and group guidance. (Author/MBM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, SC.