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Freeland,. Kent – Teacher Educator, 1988
This article describes a course-specific model for organizing field experience in the teacher education program at Morehead State University. Students in an elementary social studies methods course had class and field experience within the same public school. Guidelines for effective collaboration between the university and the school are…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Course Content, Education Courses, Elementary Education
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Tarter Jr., Martin A.; Christenbury, Leila – Teacher Educator, 1989
Evidence does not support the claim by certain critics that students lack cultural literacy because skills and processes are stressed at the expense of content, in both the classroom and teacher education programs. (IAH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, History, Literature
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Wise, Arthur E. – Teacher Educator, 1989
This article outlines a teacher preparation scheme which includes a liberal arts degree, a year of graduate school emphasizing pedagogical and professional knowledge, and a one-year supervised internship. Reactions to this plan are described, as are alternative plans, some of which are seen as impediments to professionalization of teaching. (IAH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Liberal Arts
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Green, James E.; Barnes, Donald L. – Teacher Educator, 1989
The role of paraprofessionals in schools has evolved from a primarily clerical function to their current status as instructional assistants. An assessment instrument (designed to determine functions, training needs, and effectiveness of instructional assistants) is included and discussed. (IAH)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Hillkirk, Keith; Dupuis, Victor L. – Teacher Educator, 1989
This article describes the design, development, and outcomes of a curriculum module entitled, "The Teaching Biography of (Student Name)." This student-centered methods-practicum course was designed to foster reflection and individual and group inquiry into both the ends and means of education. (IAH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Methods Courses, Practicums
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McIntyre, D. John; Killian, Joyce E. – Teacher Educator, 1986
Since much of the success of a student's early field experience seems to be the result of the quality and quantity of interaction with pupils and the cooperating teacher, this study examined differences in interactions of elementary and secondary early field experience students. Results are discussed. (MT)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Education Majors, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Teacher Educator, 1986
The Report of the Carnegie Task Force on Teaching as a Profession is discussed with emphasis on the proposal to create a national professional standards board, so that board certification examinations would be administered by the profession. (MT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Recognition, Standards, Teacher Certification
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Burger, Warren E.; Kennedy, Edward M. – Teacher Educator, 1988
Congress is considering establishing a Literacy Corps that will enable college students to volunteer a few hours a week as assistant teachers to students in nearby public schools in return for college credit. How this program would work is described. (CB)
Descriptors: College Students, Elementary Education, Federal Government, Government School Relationship
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Palardy, J. Michael – Teacher Educator, 1988
"First Lessons," a government-sponsored report on the status of elementary education in the United States, points out that elementary schooling remains quite good and discusses several characteristics such as student composition, curriculum content, administration, promotion policies, and class size. (CB)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Kowalski, Theodore J. – Teacher Educator, 1988
Arguments against national teacher certification are reviewed and summarized. The author, dean of a teachers college, presents an argument in favor of national certification, citing teacher empowerment and political realities as central justifications. (JL)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, National Competency Tests, Professional Recognition
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Heathington, Betty S.; And Others – Teacher Educator, 1988
To improve the quality of its teacher education program, the university strengthened its partnership with schools where its students obtained student teaching experience. The qualities of effective cooperating teachers, a selection guide for faculty associates, and the benefits of college school cooperation are described. (JL)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Faculty Development
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Sparks, Scott S.; Brodeur, Doris R. – Teacher Educator, 1987
A preliminary study assessed trends in orientation and training and compensation of cooperating teachers involved in the student-teaching experience. Findings indicated that cooperating teachers received little formal preparation for their supervisory responsibilities, and compensation ranged from none to tuition waivers and other university…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching
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Yoder, Walter H., Jr.; Janini, Dana – Teacher Educator, 1987
A brief report on status of state mandates for teacher testing considers: (1) the number of states that have or are establishing testing programs; (2) the type of competency testing being conducted by each state; (3) whether currently employed teachers should be tested; (4) whether such tests discriminate against minority group members; and (5)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Minimum Competency Testing, State Standards, Teacher Certification
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Morehead, Michael A.; Waters, Scott – Teacher Educator, 1987
This article discusses difficulties faced in field experience programs and describes a process for instructing cooperating teachers in strategies to work better with university students. Cooperating teacher seminars discuss such issues as cooperating teachers' concerns, field experiences, student teaching, coaching, feedback strategies, and…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Seminars
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Jelinek, Carol A. – Teacher Educator, 1986
Illustrates that stress in student teaching can cause both positive and negative reactions. Two hypothetical examples demonstrate how stress causes growth and self-development in one case and pushes a person beyond the adaptive range in the other case. Concludes that a university supervisor is necessary to help modify those reactions. (TRS)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Evaluation
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