ERIC Number: ED117092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-15
Project POINT: An Innovative Program in Elementary Teacher Education.
San Diego State Univ., CA. School of Education.
Preparation, Orientation, and Induction of New Teachers (POINT) is a program of elementary teacher education at San Diego State University. It was planned cooperatively by 55 educators who concluded that a quality teacher education program should be built around significant teaching skills, rather than around mere completion of courses. Project POINT is field based: education courses are taught in public schools and are directly related to student teaching. Administrators and teachers work closely with university professors to coordinate objectives and experiences. Candidates engage in four semesters of intensive field experience and student teaching, with participation in three different schools, at three different grade levels, and in three different programs. Five university professors work as a team to teach the education classes and supervise the participants in student teaching. Instructional skills are taught in such areas as assessment and diagnosis, planning, physical and psychological learning environments, communication and interaction, management, facilitation, and teaching strategies for various topics and classroom plans. Graduates' success rate in obtaining teaching positions has been almost double the success rate for other elementary education graduates at San Diego State University. (Information concerning program objectives, personnel, budget, contributions to teacher education, evaluation methods, and results is included in this report.) (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. School of Education.