ERIC Number: ED315231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
The Application of Video Disc Technology in Preservice Teacher Training.
Salzberg, Charles L.; And Others
Rural school districts have problems providing specialized training to staff in remote areas, and rural teachers often need specialized knowledge because of the lack of programs for rural students with low incidence handicaps. Emerging videodisc technology may lessen some of these difficulties. Utah State University has developed a videodisc-assisted training program for preservice teachers entitled "Effective Instruction: Techniques for Classroom Interaction." This group instruction program contains four units: (1) a five-step sequence that teaches trainees to monitor student responses, reinforce accurate performance, and correct errors; (2) how to use modeling, simplify complex responses, and use physical prompts and leading questions to help students arrive at correct answers on their own; (3) how to minimize problem behavior and encourage student attention to work; and (4) effective strategies for teaching overly dependent, careless, or mildly disruptive students. All units use the same lesson structure: home study of reading materials followed by in-class videodisc-based discrimination training, roleplay simulations, and supervised practicum. Level 1 (instructor controlled) videodisc programs have particular promise for inservice education in rural and remote areas because they are easy to disseminate, require only a videodisc player and monitor, and can be taught effectively by a wide range of instructors. However, it is important to emphasize that videodiscs elicit primarily verbal responses and must be integrated with applied training methods such as roleplay and supervised practicum. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: In: Education and the Changing Rural Community: Anticipating the 21st Century. Proceedings of the 1989 ACRES/NRSSC Symposium. See RC 017 257.