ERIC Number: ED306191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
Incorporating Research Based Teaching Skills into a Field Based Secondary Teacher Education Program. Final Report.
Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Education.
This document presents the final report on the redesign and restructuring of the teacher education program at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. The project was begun in October 1985, and at about the same time, a task force, charged with examining the then current program, issued a report which referred to a research base for teacher education and recommended integrating structured field experiences in the schools with professional education courses and creating six credits of professional education devoted to general methods courses in which research-based teaching and classroom management skills would be taught. The project was designed around these key recommendations. The content goal of the project was to: (1) use research about effective teaching and effective classroom management as bases for improved training in pedagogy, specifically in secondary methods courses and related professional courses; and (2) link field experiences and student teaching more closely to the classroom-based pedagogical training. The specific instructional skills focused on were drawn from a synthesis of elements of direct instruction, active teaching, mastery teaching and mastery learning. One facet of the project was a series of training workshops for cooperating teachers dealing with research-based instructional practice, classroom management, and coaching of prospective teachers. An evaluation of the project is included as well as a practice profile. Appendices include the 1985 task force report, descriptions of the training workshops, and forms for recording knowledge gained through the program. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Education.