ERIC Number: ED429952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Mapping Education for the New Millennium: A UI Perspective.
Heide, Tuula; Kozicki, Kim; Pedras, Melvin J.
The College of Education at the University of Idaho (UI) is embarking on the first year of a project to restructure its teacher education program and refocus it to reflect national standards and place K-12 students at the center of preservice learning. Teacher education students are being prepared to meet the needs of school students through an inquiry-based program that incorporates self and learner examination, competent interaction with the knowledge base, habits of skilled inquiry and reflection, and professional and leadership development. Service learning is integrated into coursework. The program includes systematically designed field experiences culminating in a 1-year internship that will serve as a starting point for continuing professional development. The core experiences are based on: emphasis on learners, emphasis on self as a professional, emphasis on pedagogical constructs, and emphasis on school, community, and instructional context. Restructuring will occur in four phases: Diverse Learners in School and Social/Cultural Contexts; Pedagogical Development I (Creating a Learning Climate); Pedagogical Development II (Planning and Assessing Teaching and Learning); and the Teacher As Leader in School and Community Cultures. This paper provides details on the implementation of Phase I. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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