ERIC Number: ED025372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Blueprint Potentials of the Cooperative Teacher Education Preparation; Utilizing the Talented Mexican American.
Saunders, Jack O.L.
The Teacher Education Cooperative Program, begun in 1965-66 at New Mexico State University, provides capable students with invaluable experiences in the work and study phases, as well as an opportunity to finance their education. The work and study phases alternate, each approximately 6 months long. The curriculum for the study phase consists of the general education requirements of the University. The curricular experiences that accompany the work phase constitute two-thirds of the professional preparation of the cooperative students. A sizeable proportion of the students enrolled in the program are Mexican Americans who might not have been able to attend college without some financial assistance. They thus have the opportunity to contribute to bilingual cultural understandings of the Mexican American. Various career advantages are available to all the students in the program. (CM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College Students, Cooperative Education, Cultural Awareness, Financial Support, Mexican Americans, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Work Study Programs
Manager, Dup. Serv., NMSU, P.O. Box 3CB, Las Cruces, N.M. 88001 ($1.00, over 5 copies $0.85 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: Paper prepared for the Conf. on Teacher Educ. for Mexican Americans, New Mexico State Univ., February 13-15, 1969.