ERIC Number: ED117077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Progressive Field Experience Program of Edgecliff College, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Finley, John R.
This five-phase program is designed to maximize success of preservice teachers. Phase 1 consists of a two semester component which combines the study of education with directed observations in schools. Phase 2 is a one semester component in which the student tutors a child on a one-to-one basis in a participating public school. In Phase 3, the student serves as a teacher aide for one semester in an elementary school classroom. Phase 4 is a one semester component that combines professional methods courses in an integrated manner with practice of specific teaching skills in an elementary school classroom. Phase 5 is completed in the same elementary school classroom as Phase 4 under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. It is a one semester, full-time commitment in which the student takes over the teaching assignment of the teacher. The program serves three functions. It (1) enables a student to make an early intelligent decision regarding teaching as a profession; (2) enables the college faculty to select and retain only those students showing aptitude and commitment; and (3) enables the student to acquire the knowledge, techniques, and experiences in a carefully guided, sequential manner. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Edgecliff Coll., Cincinnati, OH.