ERIC Number: ED102104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
NUSTEP--Teacher Assisting Program.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
The Teacher Assisting Program in NUSTEP has three major purposes: (a) blending theory and practice so that a prospective teacher can become acquainted with and instructed in a variety of important principles of learning and teaching and at the same time experience those same principles in learning/teaching situations; (b) providing prospective teachers with adequate pre-student teaching experiences so that the student may start at a suitable competency level; and (c) providing personnel trained in certain basic teaching skills that can assist cooperating teachers to individualize instruction. The program consists of three Spirals which contain skills that the assistants are expected to learn and exhibit in teacher assisting. (The assistants are in class for the equivalent of one day per week.) In Spiral 1 the assistants are sensitized to and given initial practice in these skills. Spiral 2 builds on these skills and adds specialized subject area skills. Spiral 3 assists in building these skills into a broad teaching style. (The Spirals and a Teaching Assisting Proficiency Checklist for each one are provided.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.