ERIC Number: ED117094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
A Systematized Field Experience Program: Pre-Service in Secondary Education.
Wehrer, Robert A.
This program prepares secondary level teachers by providing a systematized program of field experiences which serves the purpose of both screening and of sensitizing students to the realities of a career in secondary education. Students in this program are required to test their interest in teaching by working with secondary students in local schools and other community agencies before beginning their student teaching. This program requires that each student preparing for a career in secondary education demonstrate a minimum level of competency by actually working outside the college in community learning sites. Working with teenagers at these sites enables the student to indicate that he/she has not only the ability to get along with teenagers, but also the capacity to adapt subject matter to the particular level of the learner. The systematized program allows students to follow several paths through several kinds of experiences. At each step, the student is encouraged either to go on to the next phase, to repeat the current field experience, or to consider another career. At no point is he/she locked into a career in education. (Author/BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gannon Coll., Erie, PA.