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ERIC Number: ED063249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Pages: 18
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The Real Curriculum of Teacher Education.
Richardson, Robert C.
This report reviews basic teacher education programs as presently understood and practiced and extends these formats through transitional forms toward a model teacher preparation program for the future. Basic preparation programs are divided into three categories: traditional, transitional, and modern. Traditional programs are compartmentalized into general studies, subject specialization, and professional sequence. The two major concerns of traditional programs are student teaching and methods. Transitional programs provide up-to-date courses of study and educational experience. Areas of concern include block core or curriculum packages, course proliferation and pilot programs. Should the transitional programs develop fully, modern programs will include a) the functional mixing of theory and practice, b) the organization of study and experience into some logical order, and c) the reorientation of the basic design of the college program to fit student needs. A model modern curriculum resulted from this study. Basic developmental tasks and provisions to provide mastery by the student fall into three areas: a) self realization, b) academic competence, and c) practical expertise. Conclusions indicate that field experience shows promise as playing the role of "integration vitalizer" in mutual interaction with personal and academic development in a modern student-oriented teacher preparation curriculum. (MJM)
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