ERIC Number: ED084261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
The Nova Project in Secondary Teacher Education 1970-1973.
Crum, Clyde; McCoy, Leone
The Nova Project of the Department of Secondary Education at California State University, San Diego, is described in this report. This one-year preparation program for secondary school teachers combines school and community experience with the focus on a team approach. Faculty and students work with local school personnel in the joint planning, coordination, and evaluation of the program. Besides this team approach, the special features of the project include flexibility in the use of time, content, and methods; varied and intensive field experiences; and the continuity of the fall and spring program semesters. The students actively participate in team teaching, individualized instruction, student contracts, self-evaluation, and microteaching. Evaluation of the project reveals that Nova students demonstrate a general feeling of self-confidence in themselves and their work. The students have a positive attitude toward teaching and the Nova Project and have developed effective teaching competencies. The report includes a general information booklet on the project, focusing on a description of the field experience, and a calendar for the fall semester. (BRB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., San Diego.