ERIC Number: ED120189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment In Field-Based Elementary Teacher Education.
Swann, Margaret H.
The Experimental Program in Elementary Education (EXEL) at Shepherd College in West Virginia began in 1973 with authorization by the West Virginia State Department of Education. The program was developed with the hope of producing more confident and competent teachers. EXEL provides continuous field experience from the second semester of the sophomore year through a final six weeks of student teaching. Questionnaires administered to students, cooperating teachers, and principals associated with EXEL demonstrated that students completing the EXEL program were more confident and better prepared than students completing a traditional program. Data also indicated that the program proved to be a realistic screening process and a means of establishing and encouraging communication between public school teachers and college methods instructors. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Shepherd Coll., Shepherdstown, WV.
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