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ERIC Number: ED097672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Student Teachers: Leftist Trainees for Rightists Camps.
Koziol, Stephen M., Jr.
One major stumbling block to the development of innovative English teachers lies in the basic design of teacher education programs. Most prospective teachers of English usually take no more than one course which deals explicitly with the methods of teaching English, while 80 to 85 percent of teacher preparation deals with content areas. The content-oriented classes are generally characterized by a limited set of teaching strategies involving lecture, discussion, and recitation. Methods instructors, when faced with the task of preparing prospective teachers in a variety of techniques and approaches, fall into the content trap by resorting to lectures. If the assumption that encountered models have the largest cumulative effect on shaping attitudes has any validity, the prospective teacher needs direct contact with teachers who use a variety of instructional strategies. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (12th, Cleveland, March 28-30, 1974); Marginal reproducibility