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ERIC Number: ED306905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Teaching/Learning Center.
Wright, Elsie L.
The Teaching/Learning Center (T/LC) described in this report is an on-campus, in-house afterschool, one-to-one tutorial site designed to let Jacksonville State University (JSE) preservice teachers experience early in their studies highly supervised tutoring with children of differing grades and ability levels. T/LC has supervised 4,132 education majors from 30 professors' classes in 29,865 hours of free tutoring of 1,837 children. Preservice teachers' activities in T/LC include: hands-on teaching/tutoring experience; computer literacy in computer managed instruction; writing daily lesson plans; preparing test items and using diagnostic instruments; and providing alternative modes of instruction. Tutored children receive 20 hours of free tutoring per semester in academic areas designated by parents or teachers. Teacher success after the T/LC experience includes: significantly higher mean scores in three of the four subtests on the Alabama Initial Certification Test; higher evaluations of the JSU Teacher Education Program by first-year teachers than in previous years without T/LC; and higher evaluations by principals of first-year JSU graduate teachers. Demonstrated academic and personal gains for students in a 3-month period include: better report card grades; math test scores increased about 8 months and reading test scores about 14 months; and self-concept test scores increased about 10 percentile points. Appended are a brochure describing T/LC and samples of press coverage of T/LC. Tables are included. Contains 9 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jacksonville State Univ., AL.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.