ERIC Number: ED137832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Teacher Preparation in Elementary School Language Arts: The Development of a Modular Approach.
Brucker, Benjamin Wayne, Jr.
The purpose of this study was to develop and field test a series of modules designed to prepare preservice education students to teach elementary-level language arts. The program included units on creativity, creative writing, listening, handwriting, and spelling. Field testing was accomplished with 37 preservice students enrolled in a language arts methods course. Feedback concerning the program was obtained through informal discussion sessions and a nonstandardized questionnaire; data were analyzed using nonstatistical procedures. Results of the field test indicated that the program was effective in providing prospective teachers with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for guiding students in the five language arts areas. Recommendations, a discussion of informal observations, and findings are presented. The final modular program is appended. (Author/KS)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Learning Modules, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University