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ERIC Number: ED207779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Recommendations to Teacher Educators for Preparing Future Teachers for Careers in Rural Schools.
Surwill, Benedict J.
A survey conducted as part of the continuous review of Eastern Montana College's teacher preparation program produced written responses from 62 classroom teachers, 8 principals, and 9 superintendents from rural schools in 4 Montana counties, who strongly supported the need for specialized preparation for rural teachers. Respondents recommended that preparation programs for rural teachers should include: (1) training for teaching multi-grade classes; (2) a strong background in teaching reading; (3) methods courses and practicum experiences in teaching art, music, health, physical education, and dramatics; (4) specialized training in more than one academic discipline; (5) better training in handling classroom discipline with various age groups; (6) training in utilizing rural community resources for classroom enrichment; (7) multi-grade level curriculum planning; (8) diagnostic and planning skills to identify and meet students needs; (9) sociological implications for teachers living and working in rural communities; and (10) preparation for school record maintenance. Specific recommendation for a special track for students intending to teach in rural schools included a methods course on teaching in rural schools, a seminar on educational sociology for rural school practitioners, a seminar on developing effective school-community relations, appropriate laboratory and clinical experiences, and student teaching in a rural school. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Montana Coll., Billings.
Identifiers - Location: Montana