ERIC Number: ED337423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
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The Cincinnati Initiative: Restructuring Teacher Education--Process, Conflict, Resolution.
Fowler, Thaddeus W.; And Others
This paper describes the program components of a restructured teacher education program and the process of designing, approving, and implementing the Cincinnati Initiative for Teacher Education. The model for the restructured elementary and secondary teacher education and certification programs at the University of Cincinnati requires 5 years of study and reflects the following features: (1) joint enrollment in the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences; (2) general education and a disciplinary major leading to a bachelor's degree in Arts and Sciences; (3) educational studies and professional studies leading to a bachelor's degree in education, teacher certification, and approximately 15 hours of graduate credit; and (4) integrated clinical and field experience culminating in fifth-year teaching internships in a professional development school. The program design process included proposing, discussing, and writing a set of patterns for teacher education that framed and operationalized the planning efforts. The current version of the pattern language contains 89 patterns. The paper includes an illustration of the organization and specific pattern names of the "Pattern Language for Teaching." (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Knowledge Base for Teaching; University of Cincinnati OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (New Orleans, LA, February 16-20, 1991).