ERIC Number: ED072015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Model Elementary Teacher Education Program for Social Science Majors. (An Interdisciplinary Approach).
Illinois State Univ., Normal.
The new teacher education program developed by Illinois State University attempts to establish interdisciplinary cooperation among social scientists and educationalists to prepare social science specialists to teach at the intermediate grade levels. The major aspects of the program are a) Specialist Teacher Concept, b) Interdisciplinary Thrust, c) Performance-Based Structure, d) Individualized Instruction, and e) Community-Based Orientation. The program is divided into three phases: a) foundation experience, b) integrating experience, and c) culminating experience. Foundation experiences seek to integrate a wide variety of social science disciplines with educational processes. Phase II encompasses the sophomore through junior year of undergraduate study. It is composed of seminars, group projects and independent study in the social sciences, and educational seminars in association with the related activities of classroom observation, clinical teaching, and self-instruction. Phase III is designed to complete the integration of social science and educational material. Each phase is described in detail and reference materials are suggested when necessary. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.