ERIC Number: ED368404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Teachers of Young Children--A Collaborative Approach.
Teacher Education Council, Scarborough (Ontario).
In June 1991, the Teacher Education Council, Ontario (TECO), Canada, proposed the development of a collaborative program for more effectively preparing teachers of 2.5 to 7 year old children through an emphasis on the integrated nature of care and education in child care and school settings. The program was also intended to serve as a model for cooperatively organizing four-year teacher education programs and involved Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, and the University of Toronto. A steering committee, made up of senior staff members from the three institutions, was created, as well as a work team, composed of one staff member from each institution. The proposed course of study combines liberal studies, professionally related courses, professional courses, and a substantial experiential component, with students jointly registered at all three institutions. The program is designed to lead to an undergraduate degree, an early childhood education diploma to be awarded by the college of applied arts and technology, and a teaching credential to be recommended by the university faculty of education. TECO proposals for implementation include wider recognition of the program by government agencies and funding for monitoring and evaluating the program by the Ministry of Education and Training. The project plan, materials on implementation of a French language component, supporting letters, the work team report, and a glossary are appended. (Contains 44 references.) (ECC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement, Technical Institutes, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Teacher Education Council, Scarborough (Ontario).