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ERIC Number: ED265097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 7
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Early Field Experiences: A Collaborative Model for Induction, Mentoring, and Integration of Theory and Practice.
Burch, Barbara G.; James, Terry
A description is given of a model teacher preparation program under development at Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee. The model emphasizes more intensive preparation of prospective teachers in their teaching content fields, demonstrable accountability for both knowledge and skill acquisition in the various areas of professional education, and the development and implementation of a comprehensive field experience program correlated with the student's academic program and consistent with the expectations and needs of beginning teachers. This alternative model for teacher preparation requires an extended five year program. The student will typically be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as an undergraduate student, and during this time will also complete designated professional and field experiences in a preteaching program. During the fifth year, the student will complete an intensive program of professional studies and an extended internship experience, culuminating in a master's degree and recommendation for teacher certification. An outline of the model's curriculum is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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