ERIC Number: ED268275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Field Experience in Teacher Education. A Model for Industrial Arts/Technology Education. Special Publication Series No. 52.
Clark, Donald L.
Five exemplary university field experience programs for individuals studying to become teachers were identified and examined in order to develop a model field experience program in teacher education. Programs at the following universities were examined: Ball State University (Indiana), Illinois State University, Millersville University (Pennsylvania), the State University of New York at Oswego, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The model field experience program called for the following three components: 100 contact hours of early field experience (a program, consisting of highly structured yet varied experiences that are closely coordinated with each of the courses in the professional sequence); a semester-long, full-time student teaching experience (a program involving eight weeks in a junior high school and eight weeks in a senior high school setting under the supervision of full-time faculty members in the university's industrial arts or technology education departments); and a first-year teacher program (a coordinated activity in which a university supervisor and a local mentor provide support to the new teacher). (This report includes a detailed description of the model with information concerning the linkages, objectives, activities, and contact hours involved in each stage in the proposed field experience program. Supportive information includes comments by case study participants.) (MN)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Industrial Arts, Learning Activities, Linking Agents, Mentors, Models, Program Design, Student Teachers, Teacher Education, Technical Education
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SN52--$7.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.