ERIC Number: ED306905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: After School Education, College School Cooperation, Education Majors, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Individual Instruction, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Universities, Student Development, Supplementary Education, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jacksonville State Univ., AL.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.