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ERIC Number: ED204318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 28
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Teaching Reasoning: The Essential Element in Teacher Preparation for Mainstreaming Education.
Schenkat, Randolph J.; Battaglini, Dennis
At the College of Saint Theresa (Minnesota), the efficacy of preparing qualified teachers in four years is supported through three years of activities in conjunction with a Dean's Grant Project. Project PRISE (Preparing Regulars in Special Education) is based on two themes: (1) Teacher education graduates should be able to use reasoning skills to solve the academic and social problems of mildly handicapped students; and (2) Teacher education faculty must work together and depend upon each other for optimal preparation of the students. Three sets of factors influencing the direction of Project PRISE are the project's experiences, an educator's previous work experience and bias, and empirical findings. A review of these three factors illustrate the importance of: (1) knowledge of course content or subject area; (2) knowledge of teacher education content; (3) use of reasoning or process skills; and (4) inter-college and intra-college cooperation of teacher education faculty. (CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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