ERIC Number: ED032257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Center for Student Teaching; Multi-State Teacher Education Project. West Virginia Small Project Report.
Flaherty, Joseph E.; Thomas, James D.
As part of the West Virginia phase of the Multi-State Teacher Education Project (M-STEP), the Pilot Center for Student Teaching was operated from 1966-68 to improve the laboratory experiences of student teachers through increased cooperative participation of five higher education institutions, the Kanawha County Public Schools, and the State Department of Education. (See SP 003 019.) Key characteristics of the Center plan include the employment of a Center Coordinator and an inservice program for supervising (cooperating) teachers. During the 1968-69 school year the Center (Kanawha County Center for Student Teaching) operated exclusive of M-STEP sponsorship (see SP 002 862), and M-STEP funds were used to conduct a series of dissemination meetings and activities to encourage the establishment of Centers in the Mercer, Wood, Harrison, and the Ohio county areas of the state. Action taken at several regional meetings and reaction to presentations at statewide meetings of the W. Va. Association of Student Teachers, the Council for Directors of Student Teaching, the State Advisory Council for Teacher Education, and the Academic Deans of W. Va. Colleges and Universities have resulted in the conclusion that a climate for acceptance for the Center concept of student teaching has been established in W. Va. (Included are evaluation instruments used in the Pilot Center Program and a preliminary draft of an agreement between participating institutions.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers: M STEP; Multi State Teacher Education Project; West Virginia
Note: ESEA, Title V, Multi-State Teacher Education Project (M-STEP).