ERIC Number: ED097244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Structured Field-Based Experiences for a Social Studies Secondary Teacher Certification Program. Occasional Paper Series No. 74-5.
In 1972, new goals in teacher education and certification, based on performance or competency-based teacher certification, required the redesigning of New York state certification programs. Modifications in 1943 and 1963 had already required a fifth year of graduate study and supervised student teaching, usually as a culminating experience, for certification. At the university campus at Stony Brook the new program, which is both competency- and field-based, contains an introductory course with structured field-based experiences. In the spirit of accountability and public sharing, the substance of this course is presented in this overview of course content and components and collection of 14 field-based investigations. The course covers social studies as a subject taught in the secondary schools, particularly the curricular materials, teaching strategies, learning activities, and modes of evaluation used in secondary instruction. Teacher education students choose five field-based investigations which include observation, participation, tutoring, and possibly micro-teaching in order to integrate clinical experience with the theoretical understandings gained through the other course components of individualized reading, directed activities, and an independent project. (JH)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. American Historical Association Education Project.