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ERIC Number: ED100901
Record Type: RIE
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Student Teaching as a Facilitator of Change.
Holt, Ladd; And Others
This paper describes an experience that illustrates how change can be facilitated through the cooperation of elementary school principals, college supervisors, and interested classroom teachers. In the change strategy used, the elementary school principal and the college supervisor combined forces and served as change agents. The school principal recruited teachers and involved the college supervisor in testing the learning center model of instruction, while the teachers worked with the principal and supervisor to introduce learning centers in their class and to work with student teachers throughout the school year. The learning center model includes classroom interest centers that enable several activities to occur simultaneously. Teachers who were using learning centers were in their own section of the building. The teachers were involved from the beginning and took an active part in determining how the learning centers could be adapted to their classrooms. Seminars were held with cooperating and student teachers and provided teachers with additional information to meet their needs and with a feeling of support. Classes were also held giving university credit and focused on problems outlined by teachers. According to the author, this experience indicates that with an interested principal and college personnel who are willing to work in the schools, new innovations can be effectively tested under the practical conditions of classroom teaching with benefit to both the public schools and the college. (PD)
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