ERIC Number: ED410523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
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Evolution of a Partnership: Situating Preservice Literacy Methods Instruction in a Public School.
Hoffman, Laura O.
The expansion of field-based preparation for teachers in recent years has been driven by several factors. The satisfaction of university students and instructors participating in site-based instruction and the encouragement of local schools seeking reform themselves have refueled this expansion. In a site-based course, preservice teachers provide working models of real teaching and authentic responsibilities for working with elementary students. One such course was a required Language Arts and Reading Methods for Elementary Teachers. The first 3 weeks of class were on campus and the remaining 11 weeks at a public elementary school near campus. Because the college class met before elementary students arrived each day, teachers were able to make a variety of presentations to the college students. Preservice teachers regularly spent a 30-minute stint in the second-grade classrooms, and each produced a children's book as part of the class. This site-based instruction created a dynamic teaching and learning experience. (CR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Language Arts, Literacy, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Schools, Student Participation, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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