ERIC Number: ED442967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work and Inclusion in General Education Teacher Preparation Programs: Instructional Modules for Middle Childhood Subject Area Methods Courses.
Hamill, Lee B.; Geer, Cindy H.
Six instructional modules for middle childhood subject area methods courses are designed to target students in preservice middle childhood general education programs. The modules have been developed for each of the content area methods courses to ensure all preservice teachers have ample exposure to the school-to-work (STW) philosophy and opportunities to practice the relevant skills they will want to develop in their students. Each of the six modules highlights different components of STW curriculum and emphasizes different approaches to the inclusion of students with special needs. Each module is organized into these five sections: rationale, goals and objectives, in-class activities, workplace connection, and evaluation. The modules are Middle Childhood Math Methods: ASTW Instructional Module Emphasizing Gender Equity (Ann Dinkheller, Debora Kuchey); Middle Childhood Science Methods: ASTW Instructional Module Emphasizing Teaming (Cindy H. Geer); Middle Childhood Language Arts Methods: ASTW Instructional Module Emphasizing Communication (Mary Ann McConnell); Middle Childhood Social Studies Methods: ASTW Instructional Module Emphasizing Diversity (Ginger Kelley McKenzie, Winston Vaughn); Middle Childhood Content Area Literacy: ASTW Instructional Module Emphasizing Interdisciplinary Studies (Leslie Prosak-Beres); and Middle Childhood Arts Integration: ASTW Instructional Module Emphasizing Problem-Based Learning (Mary Lisa Vertuca). Power Point presentations that can be used with the modules are attached. (YLB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Diversity (Student), Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Competence, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Sex Fairness, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: State Univ. Education Deans, OH.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Also supported by the School-to-Work Systems Integration Coalition at The Ohio State University.