ERIC Number: ED117080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Pre-Student Teaching Center: A Case Study.
Wisconsin Univ., Stevens Point. School of Education.
The center provides an opportunity for elementary education majors to take some of their professional education courses in public school settings. After a three-week orientation period, students spend three consecutive days each week throughout the semester within the public school. Major objectives of the center are (1) to integrate theory with the act of teaching; (2) to achieve a cooperative approach to teacher education among the students, teachers, and the university; and (3) to obtain more meaningful evidence of professional growth and performance of education students. About 30 education students are enrolled in the center each semester. Other personnel include principals and staff of three public elementary schools and five university professors from the School of Education. Coordination is stressed, with courses including reading, language arts, science, social studies methods, tests and measurements, and educational psychology. Students also enroll in a "special work" course which enables them to explore aspects of classroom work unique to their particular unit or grade level assignments. Evaluation efforts include direct observation and supervision and the use of videotape cameras and recorders for feedback assessment. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Stevens Point. School of Education.