ERIC Number: ED058165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing a Systems Approach to Design a Series of Modules for Secondary Education Majors. Final Report.
Von Fange, Theodore R.
This project had two purposes: 1) to develop a model having sequential, reasonable, and valid task specifications in terms of behavioral objectives through which education majors could be prepared for their initial classroom teaching experiences in secondary schools; and 2) to provide a common framework to coordinate the methods program of several colleges in central Kansas to provide a unified program for students from various disciplines. The developer interviewed cooperating teachers and principals to determine competencies desired of student teachers before their clinical experiences in public schools. Students who had completed their clinical program were asked what facets of their methods program they felt were desirable and what competencies and experiences they would have liked before beginning student teaching. Suggestions received were organized into a series of related experiences in the model, each having a rationale for its inclusion as well as both performance and evaluative criteria. Students who have field tested the model and helped to modify it have reacted very favorably to their preparation for teaching and feel that the activities designed for them have enabled them to direct classroom learning with confidence. (Author/MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Bethany Coll., Lindsburg, KS.