ERIC Number: ED053061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Program Development Project in International Teacher Education.
Towson State Coll., MD.
In the past two years, the Department of Early Childhood Teacher Education at Towson State College has completed phases of program development in studies abroad in four countries--England, Israel, Mexico, and Australia. An essential element of the program is a strategy of progressive development. It is characterized by a preparatory phase in which faculty members tour, study, consult, or teach in a foreign country, and develop personal relationships with a variety of personnel and institutions there. These provide the basis for a second phase, the introduction of a course for students conducted in field studies within the country. Finally, the program is elaborated through the conduct of subsequent courses abroad, the arrangement of faculty and student exchanges, the development of instructional materials, and the involvement of additional faculty and disciplines, all of which constitute a third phase. The program is now in Phase III with England, Phase II with Israel, and Phase I with Mexico and Australia. No special funds have been used for the program; faculty and students travel at their own expense. (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Towson State Coll., MD.
Identifiers: Australia; England; Israel; Mexico
Note: 1971 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award entry