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ERIC Number: ED118569
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 32
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Teacher Education Centers.
Baer, G. Thomas; And Others
Most students majoring in elementary education at Illinois State University are enrolled in the CORE Program. These prospective teachers are required to complete three on-campus unified "cores" or semesters of work which focus upon the arts, communication skills, and natural and social sciences. The fourth core or semester is devoted to clinical teaching experiences and selected course work at one of four teacher education centers operated by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in cooperation with public school districts. The centers provide a program of extensive clinical experiences for about 400 teacher candidates yearly. Each center is staffedD by an in-resident director and two clinical consultants who are employed by the university to service approximately 50 students per semester. In some centers, consultant staff members are district personnel assigned to this position. Through partnership agreements, cooperating districts provide office space, classroom facilities, and school personnel. The paramount goal of the fourth core component is the provision of a multitude of opportunities for the teacher candidate to work toward the attainment of teaching skill competency and to search for their own unique teaching style through direct involvement in a realistic teaching-learning situation. (The programs at each of the four teacher education centers are described in this report.) (Author/CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.
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