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ERIC Number: ED079243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 8
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Practice What You Teach - An Attempt Towards Individualized Instruction.
Csapo, Marg
If one assumes the validity of the maxim of practicing what one preaches, it is not sound to train student teachers to teach exceptional children while ignoring the student teachers' individual differences in a rigid classroom system. A special education course dealing with emotionally disturbed children was designed as an attempt towards individualized instruction of teacher trainees. The educational objectives for the course were stated behaviorally: teacher trainees were to ignore inappropriate behavior and attend appropriate behavior; performance criteria were clearly stated and different responses were required from students. Results indicated that the students felt that having objectives and requirements expressed behaviorally and precisely presented the student with a clear picture of the course expectations. Peer teaching, or peer tutoring, was considered a valued experience. The appreciation of individualized teaching for specified objectives for emotionally disturbed children became a total experience both at course and classroom level. (JA)
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