ERIC Number: ED314385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-3
Reference Count: N/A
First Year Education Students: Assessment and Support.
Zelazek, John R.; And Others
A description is given of an orientation program for freshmen in a college elementary education program. One of the major components of the introductory course is a school field tour. During this activity, students may observe elementary classrooms, and visit with teachers and other school personnel. The tour enables them to see teaching as a reality and may help them to see teaching as chosen career, or to re-evaluate their plans and change their direction. In addition to the field tour, students are assisted in developing a 4-year plan of study. One highly successful feature of the course is one-to-one counseling as well as group counseling. Appended to the paper is a description of how the concept of field work is extended throughout the 4-year program. Excerpts from the freshman guide book are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Missouri State Teachers Association (St. Louis, MO, November 3, 1989).