ERIC Number: ED099324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Student Teaching Experiences: Emerging Characteristics and Encouraging Payoffs. Teacher Education Forum Series. Vol. 2, No. 15.
Mahan, James M.
Three special field-based student teaching projects at Indiana University which include on-site course work are briefly described. Data are presented that indicate that education majors at the university: (a) enroll in demanding, multiculturally oriented student teaching programs; (b) request and accept out-of-state placements in ethnic minority settings; (c) pursue and obtain a significant number of out-of-state teaching positions; (d) serve as beginning teachers in schools with multicultural student bodies; and (e) are employed at a very favorable rate despite the current teacher surplus. Additional data document support of exparticipants for alternative field experience and encourage teacher trainers to develop new projects. Among concluding suggestions are that (a) leagues of colleges and universities be formed to exchange, orient, and supervise each other's student teachers; (b) high priority should be given to programs which provide preservice teachers with the opportunity to live and work in a large ethnic-group community; (c) multicultural faculty should teach the methods and other courses prerequisite to student teaching; and (d) student teaching alternatives in ethnic minority settings should feature the utilization of supervision specialists representing the appropriate ethnic minority. (Author/HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 075 913, 076 572, 089 237, 096 262-271, and SP 008 614-636