ERIC Number: ED085379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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A Field-Based Approach to Introductory Education Courses.
Wichita State Univ., KS. Coll. of Education.
The College of Education at Wichita State University together with the Wichita Public Schools has designed a program for introductory education courses that is completely field based. The instructional teams are comprised of both public school and university personnel. The program is funded completely by Wichita State University and involves both elementary and secondary schools and students. Students enroll in three beginning courses in professional education which are fully integrated into experience-centered activities in a public school. Students enrolled reserve the time from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day for the field-based program. In this program, students do not come to the campus, the assigned school is the center for all instruction. Theory and practice are combined through activities that include functioning as a teacher aide, being involved in all school activities, making trips to observe unique educational programs and to interview educational specialists, participating in various community activities, and actually teaching in some classrooms. (Author/JA)
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Authoring Institution: Wichita State Univ., KS. Coll. of Education.