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ERIC Number: ED440061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 21
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The One, Two Punch! General Education and Teacher Education Curricula at a Small, Independent, Liberal Arts College for All Students Including Pre-Service Teachers.
Barce, Jennifer; Habrowski, Edward P.; Kanne, Judy; Skrobul, Gwyn
This paper explains the nature of the teacher education program at Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana, focusing on four distinct yet integrated components of the teacher education program. The components--education faculty; faculty from the arts, sciences, and humanities; and preK-12 classroom teachers--work collaboratively in the interdisciplinary preparation of future teachers. The paper also clarifies concepts that frame the teacher education program at Saint Joseph's College. College faculty believe that by teaching about the theory of interdisciplinary instruction, and through modeling it in practice, preservice teachers will come to understand the theory, incorporate it into their knowledge bases, and continue to develop their skills and values toward the use of this theory and practice when they are teachers. The core curriculum is an integrated, interdisciplinary, required program which extends throughout all eight semesters of undergraduate school. The college strives to prepare teachers for work with diverse students when they go out into the classroom. The program has realigned and connected the core curriculum, academic major, professional education courses, and professional laboratory experiences to enhance optimum student cognitive and moral growth. (Contains 27 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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