ERIC Number: ED081721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Using the Block Program to Prepare Elementary School Teachers at Indiana State University.
Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Curriculum Research and Development Center.
A block of time commencing at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 a.m. for each school day of the week was set aside for instruction in social studies, language arts, and audiovisual education. This blocking required that students move into the three specialized areas of instruction as special material was available in the class-laboratory rooms. Team teaching and cooperative teaching techniques were used to integrate activities and experiences. Longitudinal strands common to other blocks gave further continuity to the total preparation program for elementary school teachers. Blocking instruction provided the opportunity to present greater amounts of material and helped students to see interrelationships. Blocks also provided students with instructors who are living examples of what they teach. General reflections concerning this first team planning and teaching effort were positive. (The booklet is in the form of a series of chapter articles written by participating faculty.) (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Instruction, Language Arts, Social Studies, Teacher Education Curriculum, Team Teaching
Curriculum Research and Development Center, Jamison Hall, School of Education, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809 (no price quoted)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Curriculum Research and Development Center.