ERIC Number: ED086660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Toward Increased Involvement of Public Schools in Teacher Preparation Programs.
Cavins, David A.; Carr, David S.
This article describes a project conducted by an elementary school district in Illinois, in which public school personnel played a major role in the development of prospective teachers by designing training procedures with direct applicability to classrooms within the local schools. More emphasis was placed on classroom experience for the prospective teachers than on actual coursework. Twenty-two people with baccalaureate degrees who had not previously taken any education courses were selected to participate in the program. Courses necessary for state teacher certification were offered on an extension basis at the project site. This college preparation sequence was combined with opportunities for extensive clinical experiences throughout the school year. Phase I combined classroom experience with courses in educational psychology and the history and philosophy of education as well as with supplemental instruction in such areas as classroom management, individual differences and personal and affective awareness. Additional clinical experience, in-service training, and three methodology courses comprised Phase II. Student teaching concluded the program. (DDO)
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