ERIC Number: ED064243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Public School Experience and Its Impact on Pre-Service Education Students.
Mannan, Golam; Ciminillo, Lewis M.
This paper describes the efforts of the education faculty at Indiana University Northwest, to build a clinical component into the beginning courses in teacher education. Two hundred and four students composed the study; they were divided into two groups, experimental (109 students) and control (95 students). The control group took two introductory courses for 7 hours of credit. Normally, these courses are offered to sophomores, taken consecutively and taught to large groups of students entirely at the University. The experimental group was required to work 8 hours per week in the classroom. The experimental aspects of the program contained the following assumptions: 1) Separation of the different aspects of the foundation of education creates an artificial barrier in the discipline or the perception of the students. 2) Students should experience public school along with the theoretical stipulations of the program. 3) Public school teachers will accept a program of such nature, since it will give them voice in the University curriculum. 4) Students under this program will be better prepared and will develop a positive attitude toward education. Students and teachers involved in the experimental program reacted positively towards the program. However, evidence that experience helps in the education content has yet to be gathered. A 9-item bibliography is included. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Northwest, Gary.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, April 1972