ERIC Number: ED082438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Welcome to the System: Orientation and Guide to the Clinical Teacher Curriculum.
Schwartz, Louis; Oseroff, Andrew
The guide is intended to provide an orientation to the individualized, performance based special teacher preparation curriculum at Florida State University. The aim of the curriculum is given to be preparation of teachers to serve in public school resource centers by identifying needs of, providing individualized instruction for, and monitoring performance of mildly handicapped educable mentally retarded, learning disabled, and emotionally disturbed students. It is said that "clinical teaching" (individualizing of instruction) is an historical aspiration for implementing the fundamental philosphy of the right to an education of all children. Dilemmas of special educators during the past twenty years are reviewed in terms of exceptional children, available manpower, provisions and services, clinical teaching, and judicial decisions. Alternative strategies for solving the dilemmas are given in relation to goals, changing concepts, instructional alternatives, and services. The role of the clinical teacher is delineated relative to future competency, procedures such as are found in the instructional system or in task analysis, and individualized instruction by means of a conceptual matching model. Contained in a user's guide are directions for student use of the individualized, performance-based, instructional modules of the program; also, the student's responsibilities are described. Appended are a position statement of performance based teacher education, a sample performance contract, a sample grading scale, and computer management systems transaction logs. (For related information see EC 060 272, EC 060 273, and EC 060 274). (MC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Coll. of Education.