ERIC Number: ED117072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary TEAM Program.
Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Education.
The Teacher Education Access Mode (TEAM) Program, available to juniors entering the Temple University College of Education and majoring in elementary education, exposes students to learning alternatives in meeting the basic goals of teacher education. TEAM is an approach to people, teaching, and learning based on a belief that to teach children one must develop a personal style of teaching. TEAM adjusts to individual needs with students making decisions involving both content and methods of exploration. Modular scheduling occurs weekly, and a regular part of the schedule includes a year-long, supervised classroom practicum in urban and suburban schools in which TEAM students observe and teach children. Students return to student teach in these same schools during their senior year. Students identify the goals toward which they work in developing their personal teaching styles. Evaluation and grading emerge from the goal clarification process through conferences between student and advisor. Research results for TEAM indicate that the program develops positive attitudes in students; they see themselves as better prepared and the TEAM faculty members as utilizing teaching competencies better than other elementary education programs. (Author/LBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Education.