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ERIC Number: ED410523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 7
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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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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