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ERIC Number: ED155133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 32
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TAPE--A Field-Based Program for Graduate-Undergraduate Professional Preparation.
Crowder, Alex B.; And Others
TAPE, Theory and Practicum--Elementary, was founded on the assumption that the integration of theory and practice is vital to a preservice education program. This is a 24-semester-hour, field-based, preservice teacher training option of the Elementary Education program at Texas Tech University. Integrated with a student teaching component, it affords students the option of participating in a totally field-based, preservice teacher preparation program. TAPE I--the first 12-semester-hour cycle of the two semester program sequence, is organized around four education courses: Educational Psychology, Reading, Children's Literature, and Science. Upon completion of TAPE I, field-based students move into the second 12-semester-hour cycle. TAPE II is organized around Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and the Child and the Curriculum. This program is structured so that preservice students move gradually into teaching and working with children. Their first experiences are controlled, low-ratio, teaching experiences that typically involve only two or three pupils in TAPE I, and that may involve six to eight or more pupils during the controlled teaching portion of TAPE II. This practicum portion of the program provides an introduction to teaching in small groups and gives students an opportunity to directly apply learned theory in a classroom situation. Lesson plans, a major emphasis in the TAPE program, test students' abilities to plan learning experiences for children and act as vehicles for correlating and integrating various content areas. Feedback on instructional performance takes the form of self-reflection, peer evaluation, and instructor feedback. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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