ERIC Number: ED205482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Exploratory Field Experiences in Teacher Education. A Report of the Commission on Exploratory Field Experiences of The Association of Teacher Educators.
Webb, Clark D., Ed.; And Others
A study was made of the current status of exploratory or early field experience programs to evaluate their effectiveness and make recommendations relative to their use in teacher education programs. Four monographs resulting from the study are presented. The first categorizes the implicit and explicit rationales for field experiences in other professional preparation programs. A review is given of programs in the fields of law, allied health care, and business administration. The second monograph examines the concept of direct, personal, contingent experience as a foundation for learning in a field setting. The cognitive development processes are examined, and the theories of educational psychology are applied to the teaching and learning processes in field experience programs. The third monograph presents the results of a large-scale survey of teacher education institutions which have early field experience programs in their curriculum. The final monograph offers conclusions, recommendations, and suggested standards for implementing exploratory field experience programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.