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ERIC Number: ED377186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Integrated Language Arts: Curriculum Redesign in Teacher Training.
Bush, Betty
Six communication instructors redesigned the curriculum of two courses to make integration part of teacher training both in course content and in the way trainees were taught and prepared. Having conducted a literature search, the six teachers developed a language arts interdisciplinary team to plan, pilot, and implement a new integrated approach. The resulting plan called for team teaching, opportunities for student reflection on their personal and professional growth, active learning, writing process strategies, integration of language arts components, planning and development by students of integrated teaching units around a thematic core, portfolio development, integrated language arts/reading practicum, and feedback and evaluation provided in many formats at many points during the program including video taping of student work and chances for a faculty member, teacher, and the student to view and evaluate the tape. The program was piloted with a reading methods instructor and a language arts methods instructor who, over two semesters, redesigned the curriculum for two courses as one course. They team taught the new integrated course. The program is currently in implementation, and refinement and evaluation are ongoing following Total Quality Management processes. (Contains 15 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A