ERIC Number: ED086713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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SODIA: A New Model Elementary Teacher Education Program.
Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Elementary Education.
The SODIA program is the 1974 Distinguished Achievement Awards entry from the Elementary Education Department at Utah State University. (SODIA stands for the five levels that students progress through during their 4-year undergraduate program: Self, Others, Disciplines, Implementation, and Associate teachers.) The program is designed to prepare teachers with special skills and competencies in five areas: a) working with children of wide variability in the regular classroom, b) preparing children for the world of work, c) improving a child's self-concept, d) improving the community, and e) learning. SODIA is performance based and field centered, and it utilizes portal schools as partners in the program. The program is also interdisciplinary and interdepartmental. The appendixes present program materials used by the students a) to practice their teaching skills, b) to work with students in the portal schools, and c) to decide if the teaching profession is right for them. (Author/BRB)
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Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Elementary Education.