ERIC Number: ED028142
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The Maryvale Project; Using Clinical Teams to Improve Teacher Education.
Fall, Charles R.; Wilson, John C.
The State University of New York at Buffalo and the Maryvale School System cooperated in planning and developing an intensive one-year graduate teacher preparation program that provides the total sequence for certification. A clinical team (consisting of university coordinator, "in school" coordinator appointed by the school, and instructor assistant from the university staff plus cooperating teachers and others who assisted when their particular competencies were needed) was responsible for structuring and directing the learning activities at each teaching center (Maryvale school) where trainees were scheduled for four-hour daily blocks that included (1) a program of observation, practice, and student teaching developed in terms of individual student needs and (2) individual study and small-group activities for the analysis of classroom problems, individual teaching performance, and related theoretical concepts supporting educational practice. A concurrent two-hour professional seminar to relate student experiences to broad educational issues was also arranged so that teaching center personnel could participate. (Included is discussion of the general theoretical position undergirding the program and of conclusions and implications growing out of the attempts to unify the theoretical elements of professional education and to integrate the theory and practice elements.) (JS)
Descriptors: Affiliated Schools, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Field Experience Programs, Flexible Scheduling, Instructional Design, Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Seminars, Student Teacher Supervisors, Team Teaching
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: Maryvale High School, Cheektowaga, NY.; State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Coll. at Buffalo. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York