ERIC Number: ED092212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Open, Person-Centered Approach to Performance-Based Teacher Education.
This paper discusses the philosophy, objectives, and evaluation criteria of a competency-based teacher education program in early childhood education. The program was established in the belief that a good teacher education program should develop a new view of what the schools are for, a new sense of personal worth and personal control in the teacher, and a new vision of a more humane society. The course work in this early childhood teacher education program is defined by the following features: students direct their own learning; courses are practicum-centered, performance-based, and developmental; and the classroom supports the development of teachers who are open to change in themselves and others. Built into the teacher education model is a support system for teachers in the community consisting of graduate fellows in the program who teach part time in their home schools. Program evaluation consists of regular feedback from staff and students, comparative evaluation of the new teacher education courses as compared with more traditional courses and use of an Open Classroom Observation Inventory designed to document the degree of openness in a teacher's classroom. (CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Cortland. Coll. at Cortland.
Identifiers - Location: New York