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ERIC Number: ED063265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 184
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Model: An Authentic Teacher Education Program.
Weldon, John J.
The Education Department of Mount Mercy College designed the following new model for teacher education. The "traditional innovations" like portal schools and the concepts set out in "Performance-Based Teacher Education: What is the State of the Art?" (SP 005475) were included in the model. In addition, a synthesis of the following were included in the model: The curriculum as primary; a complete initial observation period at all levels of the elementary and secondary schools; primary stress on learning by doing; primary stress on teaching by example-setting; use of modules previously researched and validated by a larger institution, but leaving these modules open-ended to accommodate both our local situations and all the ingredients of a humanistic program; the use of task analysis; 4 years of on-site training experiences in elementary and secondary schools for all students, at least one-half day a week; provision for training students how to teach the disadvantaged, the culturally different, the urban and rural poor; preparation in the many innovations currently in use in the schools; some work in special education problems; open-ended evaluations of students; 2 years of intensive followup by weekly seminars for beginning certified teachers; continuation of provision of consultive guidance and other services during the professional lifetime of the teachers; equality with cooperating school districts through their membership of the teacher education committee. A 39-item bibliography and appendixes are included. (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Mount Mercy Coll., Cedar Rapids, IA.