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ERIC Number: ED086715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 36
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Interdisciplinary Teacher Education in Early Childhood.
Anderson, Roberta; And Others
The Children's House at Mankato State College serves as a teacher training facility with five major objectives: a) to develop an interdisciplinary program for pre- and in-service education for professional personnel; b) to provide teacher trainees with the opportunity to structure the environment for optimal child learning; c) to provide trainees the opportunity to learn by discovery; d) to foster and encourage positive child/child, adult/child, and parent/child relationships; and e) to present a model for the development of other early childhood programs. To accomplish these aims, the Home Economics Program Unit and the Curriculum and Instruction Unit have jointly sponsored a child care program which includes a) all-day, year-round care for the children of parents who are employed; b) shorter-term day care with a choice of two, three, or five times a week; and c) limited drop-in day care for children whose parents are students of the college. Teacher trainees and students of other disciplines, working alongside professional staff in an open classroom setting, play a major role in the design of the environment and in the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of the children. (Author/HMD)
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Authoring Institution: Mankato State Univ., MN. School of Education.