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ERIC Number: ED173621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Agricultural Education Teacher Education Preservice Program.
Ricketts, Samuel Clifton
Intended to introduce a model, relevant preservice program for agricultural education teachers, this paper porposes a curriculum which for the most part meets the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Divided into seven sections, it covers the following topics: (1) the role of the teacher; (2) an agricultural education preservice curriculum, consisting of general, technical, and professional education; (3) instruction of prospective teachers; (4) resources and facilities, stressing the need for a separate vocational agriculture building; (5) policies and criteria for admissions to preservice teacher education; (6) standards for teacher educators; and (7) evaluation, including an agricultural education teacher evaluation plan for both formative and summative evaluation. In the section on curriculum, a justification for early student teaching is provided as well as a justification for not meeting the national accreditation standard of courses in philosophy of education or educational sociology. Each section contains two portions: first, an overview of the topic, culling the opinions and suggestions of scholars in that area; and second, the author's views. The appendixes provide national standards for teacher education, professional instructional alternatives and their comparison, and a survey form for teacher effectiveness. A bibliography is also given. (ELG)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Admission Criteria, Agricultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Facility Requirements, Models, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Standards, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educators, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. for Vocational - Technical Education.