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Schenkat, Randolph J. – 1978
The problems encountered in restructuring teacher education programs to train regular teachers in special education skills to meet the needs of mainstreamed students are examined. It is concluded that there is an overlap in content in education courses and that many of the subjects already required, such as psychology, prepare teachers to cope…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Course Content, Course Objectives, Course Organization
Schenkat, Randolph J.; And Others – 1989
Project PIONEER (Partnerships in Integrating and Operating New Effective Educational Research) was a 2-year funded Title VI Excellence in Education Grant awarded to Independent School District 861, Winona, Minnesota, for the purpose of promoting among secondary students "learning how to learn" skills and an awareness of how knowledge is…
Descriptors: Humanities Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities
Schenkat, Randolph J.; And Others – 1985
The rationale and implementation of a development-based, liberal arts oriented teacher education program established by the College of St. Teresa (CST) in Winona, Minnesota are described. The program began changing in the mid-1970's, and has gradually responded to several issues such as the Dean's Grant Program and the National Commission on…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development
Schenkat, Randolph J.; Battaglini, Dennis – 1980
At the College of Saint Theresa (Minnesota), the efficacy of preparing qualified teachers in four years is supported through three years of activities in conjunction with a Dean's Grant Project. Project PRISE (Preparing Regulars in Special Education) is based on two themes: (1) Teacher education graduates should be able to use reasoning skills to…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Processes, College Faculty, Course Content
Battaglini, Dennis J.; Schenkat, Randolph J. – 1987
Intended for college instructors interested in promoting and developing intellectual abilities in their students, this publication details the Perry and Toulmin models of cognitive development. The first section explains the Perry model of dualistic students, who are comfortable in a framework of absolute knowledge and unquestionable right and…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style