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Mercer County Teacher Education Center.
Cooke, W. R.
This booklet contains program description and policy guidelines for the Mercer County Teacher Education Center (Princeton, West Virginia), a cooperative center organized and operated by Bluefield State College, Concord College, Mercer County Public Schools, and the W. Va. State Department of Education. Part 1 sketches the history of the Center (founded in July 1969) and lists basic assumptions regarding cooperative responsibility for a comprehensive program of teacher training. Included is an outline of the administrative organization and lists of the duties and responsibilities of the advisory council (composed of representatives of all cooperating organizations), which is responsible for general supervision of the Center. Part 2 sketches program philosophy and describes each component: pre-student teaching modules (experiences in the public schools for college sophomores and juniors), the student teaching program, the inservice education program throughout the county, and the continuing education program for beginning teachers. Part 3 lists functions and responsibilities for all involved: county school system, teacher education institutions, state department of education, center coordinator, student teacher (13 required competencies are listed), cooperating teacher, college-based teacher educator, county supervisor, building principal, and each public school selected as a site for observation and student teaching. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Mercer County Schools, Princeton, WV.
Identifiers: Mercer County Teacher Education Center; West Virginia