ERIC Number: ED028105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-May
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Focusing Teacher Preparation in Teaching Center Schools
State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. School of Education.
This two-part report is an outgrowth of a 1964 conference of 27 high school and university faculty members involved in the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB) teacher education program, which is part of Inter-University Project I. Part 1 is a preconference position paper by Charles R. Fall, School of Education, SUNYAB, related to the overall theme of Project I, which places the focus of teacher education in the local school, emphasizing cooperation between universities, within the university, and with public schools. Sections on objectives discuss the idea of education as a process rather than an end and the importance of unifying and integrating various program components. Other sections describe the SUNYAB program in which theory-practice integration is sought through a pattern of professional field experiences in teaching center schools from the freshman through the fifth year. Part 2 is a resume of the recommendations and conclusions developed by the conference to foster a "clinical team" approach in three program areas: content, integration or theory and practice, and screening criteria. Appended is a more detailed description of the design of the five-year SUNYAB program including background of the Four-University Project and a summary of some of its apparent outcomes, particularly in the field-based independent study program. (JS)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Field Experience Programs, Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Role
School of Education, State University of New York At Buffalo, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14214.
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. School of Education.