ERIC Number: ED420661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Field-Based Teacher Education. Restructuring Texas Teacher Education Series 1.
Hallman, Patsy J.
This report describes some outcomes of the Texas initiative to restructure teacher preparation according to a field-based model, discussing its processes, problems, and challenges and suggesting that the resulting improvements in teacher education are well worth the additional effort and expense. Section 1, Introduction, presents an overview of field-based teacher preparation in Texas. Section 2, Rationale for Field-Based Teacher Education, discusses the influence of the accountability movement and the benefits to public schools. Section 3, Three Texas Field-Based Programs, focuses on three efforts: a large, fully field-based program; a program with geographically dispersed field sites; and a program with special schools as operational field sites. Section 4, Essentials for Success in Implementing Field-Based Teacher Education, discusses collaboration with schools; options and responsibilities for classroom space in the field; program leadership, organization, and governance; roles of major participants; technology in field-based education; and staff development in field-based programs. Section 5, Barriers to Field-Based Education, discusses barriers encountered in Texas programs and bridges they used to overcome the problems. Section 6, Assessment in Field-Based Programs, looks at assessment of and research on the initiative. (Contains 15 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Public Schools, Student Teaching, Teacher Certification
Texas State Board for Educator Certification, 1001 Trinity, Austin, TX 78701.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Board for Educator Certification, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas