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ERIC Number: EJ1081588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
Illustrations of Technology Integration in the Unified Elementary Proteach Program
Dawson, Kara
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v4 n1 p64-72 2004
The Unified Elementary ProTeach (Professional Teacher; program at the University of Florida (UF) prepares teachers with a dual emphasis in elementary education and mild disabilities. All graduates are also prepared to work with students who are English speakers of other languages (ESOL). The program is designed to ensure that teacher education students accept responsibility for the learning of all children and requires that they develop appropriate inclusive pedagogy to facilitate student learning and master content knowledge needed for instruction. There are several advantages to intertwining technology-specific and general teacher education standards. First, content and methods faculty are enabled to see technology as an integral component of their courses rather than as an add-on to the benchmarks and standards to which they are already required to teach. Second, educational technology faculty members are required to intertwine technology-specific standards with more general teacher education standards to ensure that stand-alone technology courses do not favor technical skills at the expense of classroom applications. Finally, it portrays to students that technology is one of many tools and strategies with which they must become proficient in order to become successful educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida