ERIC Number: ED218260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
School Experience Comes Alive in an Integrated B.Ed. Programme. (A Step by Step Descriptive Model).
Kelliher, Marie H.; Balint, Margaret S.
A model is presented of a preservice teacher education program (used at Polding College, Sydney, Australia) that consists of three years' academic preparation, and at least one year of classroom teaching experience, followed by one year of full-time study or its equivalent. The school experience is the core of this program and it is integrated into college studies through a regularly scheduled "in schools" half-day release program and block school experiences once a semester. The educational rationale of the program is the translation of teaching, curriculum theory, and learning as taught in college, into immediate practice. These activities provide continuity of experiences in schools as well as an experiential base for the more theoretical work taught in the college. The "in school" half-day release program provides opportunities for practical links across the program throughout each semester in various subject areas. These links are made in a structured program that includes microteaching, observations, demonstrations, and teaching of small groups as well as full class lessons in schools. An outline of the three-year academic curriculum is presented along with diagrams and descriptions of the "in school" activities that are linked with each specific course, and a statement of the objectives for each semester. (JD)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Supervisors, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A