ERIC Number: ED117057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
HIP--An Alternative Program for the Preparation of Elementary Teachers.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
The University of Missouri College of Education and the Columbia Public Schools implemented an alternative program for the preparation of elementary teachers. The program, Humanizing, Individualizing and Personalizing Education (HIP), is offered over a three-year period, and correlates a field experience with university classroom activities. Each of the freshman and sophomore students is a member of a learning community in a participating Individually Guided Education (IGE) elementary school, and the IGE Learning Community at the University. When students are not on their field assignments they participate in didactic activities which are designed in two to three week increments, scheduled at least one week in advance. The University Learning Community is made up of the students and an interdisciplinary team of 20 educators. The professional training embraces the laboratory, clinical, and small group seminar approach to professional preparation. The didactic content is to varying degrees competency-based and is to a large extent organized around behavioral objectives, instructional alternatives, and alternative assessment procedures. Students select an advisor from the Learning Community to coordinate the planning of the professional education learning program for each student according to his/her needs, interests, and activities. (Information concerning objectives, personnel, budget, and contributions is included.) (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.