ERIC Number: ED159136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The TEAM (Teacher Education Alternatives Model) Project.
Kelsey, Kenneth W.
The Teacher Education Alternatives Model (TEAM) project is an attempt to implement in a teacher preparation program many of the principles and ideas articulated in the humanistic movement in education. The main process themes--experiencing, decision-making, cooperating, and evaluating--are implemented through four learning modes: (1) field experiences; (2) goal setting; (3) seminars; and (4) learning projects. A decrease in time devoted to traditional courses is complemented by increases in student interaction with faculty and materials by way of conferences, seminars, and projects, and in field experiences. An elementary education major in TEAM typically spends five quarters in field experiences at various schools. Another feature is the integration of subject areas and of on-campus learning with field experiences. A differentiated staffing pattern is provided with faculty serving in three basic roles: coordinator; advisory group leaders who meet weekly with students for personalized needs related to learning, goal setting, and evaluation; and special area faculty responsible for subject matter and field supervision. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Coll., Minn.