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ERIC Number: ED356193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-25
Pages: 11
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Improving Preservice Education.
Anderson, Timothy P.
This paper describes a secondary social science methods course with a lab component that was planned collaboratively by representatives of Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln, Nebraska) and a local high school. The lab component meant that a university instructor taught a high school social studies course for a semester. The advantages of the program were that the preservice students had opportunities to plan, implement, and evaluate short-term and long-term teaching strategies while the university instructor had the opportunity to experience high school teaching again. Advantages for the high school included the provision of an additional certified teacher and opportunities for teachers and administrators to offer input into a college methods course. The teacher education students completed the regular 3 credit-hour methods course, observed the high school social studies teachers, planned and taught a 1-week computer simulation to a small group of students, led small group discussions, directed in-class writing assignments, and planned and taught a full week's lessons in U.S. history. Evaluation of the program indicated that students found the experience very beneficial and that the program should be continued. (Contains 28 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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