ERIC Number: ED200578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Excellence At a New Level for Teacher Education.
Leake, John Ben; And Others
An alternative program for the preparation of elementary teachers, based in part on the assumption that the development of human relations is part of the total learning process is described. The program incorporates the following special features: (1) It concentrates most of the professional training component into three full-time semester blocks taken one per year; (2) It correlates daily didactics with daily field experiences; (3) Each student becomes a member of a learning community in an elementary school; (4) The university faculty and the students form a learning community and function in an open space university classroom; (5) Specialized topics such as discipline, and values clarification, and humanistic, media, and career education activities are stressed throughout; and (6) A low advisor-advisee ratio allows for increased individualization of programming and opportunities for the development of close personal relationships. (JD)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Individualized Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Self Actualization, Student Teacher Ratio, Student Teacher Relationship, Student Teacher Supervisors, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 13-18, 1981).