ERIC Number: ED080429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The UMO (University of Maine, Orono) Teacher Training Program: A Case Study and a Model.
Miller, James R.; McNally, Harry
This case study presents a model of the University of Maine, Orono, pre-service program for preparing secondary social studies teachers. Focus is on the Foundations Component and the Methods Component, either of which can function independently of the other. Only brief mention is made of either the Exploratory Field Experience Component or the Student Teaching Component of the Model since these do not differ significantly from those parts in more traditional programs. The optional patterns of study available to social studies education majors are described. In the Foundations Component traditional courses are organized into five-week, highly specific courses. This modularization encourages students to by-pass their areas of strength and to concentrate on their weaknesses. The model for the Methods Component is designed to allow students who possess the basic skills to demonstrate their proficiency with little or no additional work. An example of a Learning Activity Packet for use in this phase of study is included. Procedures to be ued in evaluation of the program are described. (SHM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Programs, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Flexible Scheduling, Individualized Instruction, Methods Courses, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Social Studies, Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Maine