ERIC Number: ED233997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Local Cooperative Teacher Education Center.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Section 1 of this booklet presents a chart listing the 53 participating centers in the Local Cooperative Teacher Education Center (LCTEC) program, which is funded by the Texas Education Agency in conjunction with federal block grant money. The centers were developed to improve the quality of field experience programs for student teaching through cooperation between schools and colleges. The chart includes: the name of the teacher education center, cooperating colleges and universities, public/private school members, number of supervising teachers served, and total number of educators served. In section 2, a chart provides information on the contact person for each center, objectives and uses of block grants, and the level of funding for each center. Current LCTEC activities and objectives include: (1) selective recruiting of superior students into teacher education programs; (2) development of honors programs in teacher education; (3) creative re-training of teachers for areas of critical needs; and (4) field-based research in teacher education or teacher evaluation. Objectives to be accomplished under block grants include: (1) develop computer literacy among current and future student teachers and their supervising teachers; (2) improve inservice training for supervising teachers; (3) be more selective in recruiting supervising teachers; (4) improve the image of teachers; (5) upgrade the basic skills of student teachers; and (6) retrain current teachers for possible assignment to areas of critical need. (JD)
Descriptors: Block Grants, College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Objectives, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Resource Allocation, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Student Teaching, Teacher Centers
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 201 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.