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ERIC Number: ED162208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
BLOCK PROGRAM: Student Involvement in Improvement of Instruction.
Nutter, Barbara P.
This program combines five distinct parts of the teacher training program into a unified experience for undergraduate social studies students. It offers some unique opportunities for ongoing involvement of university students in the improvement of their own instruction. Three academic courses in conjunction with an optional reading methods course are linked with a field practicum, and this constitutes the block program. The evaluation process consists of three kinds of strategies: (l) counseling and feedback, (2) group rating instruments; and (3) written focused projects. Ongoing counseling in individual conferences raises instructional concerns and determines career goals. Specific areas of concern are readily detected and clarified. Total group evaluation of the block program occurs at the end of the term. Written evaluations include a self-rating list of student competencies, anonymous weekly ratings of faculty, and projects by students as well as oral and written feedback. Ongoing problems are identified and dealt with. (KA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A