ERIC Number: ED156624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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A Collaborative Responsive Teacher Center Model for Preparing Teachers.
Miller, James R.
A collaborative responsive model for teacher education using the potentials of the teacher center concept is described. This model was created in response to the theory practice gap commonly found in many teacher education programs. Utilizing the model, two field based programs were initiated. The two teacher centers involved were each served by an advisory board composed of equal partner representatives from each of several educational constituencies. Each program is designed through the teacher center to prepare teachers to work in urban/inner city schools with a high percentage of multicultural students. While the model includes an inservice program, this paper is limited to discussing the preservice program. The goal of this model program is to contribute to the improvement of teacher education in the following ways: (1) to demonstrate an effective teacher preparation program in the teacher center setting; (2) to demonstrate a model that can be easily replicated in other urban settings; (3) to demonstrate a theoretical model with a strong research component; (4) to define the goals and objectives of a teacher education program and identify the competencies that program participants must possess in order to accomplish these goals; (5) to provide for a well trained, qualified teacher who is especially equipped for successful teaching in educationally disadvantaged inner city schools; and (6) to provide a more clinically oriented, less sterile, preservice teacher education training experience than is available in the traditional university campus based teacher preparation program. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: North Texas State University