ERIC Number: ED130759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Student Teaching.
Seaver, Judith W.; Cartwright, Carol A.
This document provides specific information about the design and implementation of the student teaching component of the Early Childhood Education program at the Pennsylvania State University. The core of the program is the study of three developmental theories -- behaviorist, cognitive-interactionist, and maturationist -- and the performance of teacher behaviors congruent with each of the three developmental theories. Section I is a general description of the pluralistic theoretical core of the program and a rationale for the use of the three developmental perspectives. Each perspective is described as it relates to teaching practices. Section II describes both the national and local situation with regard to currently available program diversity. A dual placement program is described in which student teachers work at two sites, each with a different theoretical perspective. Section III is a copy of the actual evaluation form used to assess competence in the student teaching experience, together with directions for its use. Section IV is a listing of the student responsibilities and supervision guidelines used in the program. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education.