ERIC Number: ED137785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
New Wine for the Old Bottle: Innovations for Preparing Teachers of English.
Haugh, Oscar M.
This paper surveys several recent reports of innovations in teacher education programs, which are of relevance to those in the field of English. Among those discussed are the Multi-State Teacher Education Project, a study conducted by James A. Johnson which summarized responses from 385 colleges and universities, and editor Roy A. Edelfelt's categorization of 29 innovative programs. In addition, the "teacher center" concept is described, and the program of the 1977 winner of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education's Distinguished Achievement Award (Western Illinois University) is mentioned. Both successful and unsuccessful approaches are described, and seven general principles extracted from these reports are presented: trends indicate movement toward longer, more developmental programs; strong support for full-time teaching experience is indicated; field-based teaching is a viable technique; generally, wide experience is valuable; competent student supervision is essential; technology, especially in the form of videotape, is being exploited to a greater degree; and concern for accurate evaluation is conspicuously absent in many programs. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (15th, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 24-26, 1977)