ERIC Number: ED032246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Pilot Center for Student Teaching; Questions and Answers. West Virginia Multi-State Teacher Education Project.
Thomas, James D.; Flaherty, Joseph E.
This publication contains questions and answers regarding the establishment, operation (1966-68), and impact of the Multi-Institution Pilot Center for Student Teaching. Included are (1) a review of the need for change in the laboratory training phase of West Virginia teacher preparation programs; (2) objectives of the pilot center and principles guiding its student teaching program; (3) responsibilities of the cooperating agencies (five teacher education institutions, one school district, and the State Department of Education); (4) description of the roles of supervising (cooperating) teachers, student teachers, and building principals; (5) objectives of the weekly student teacher seminars and the inservice program for supervising teachers; (6) selected evaluative comments by students and teachers; (7) a summary of the project's impact on teacher education in the state. Appended are proposals for the continuation of the M-STEP concept in West Virginia; new State Board of Education-approved Guidelines for Experimental Programs in Teacher Education; the permissive legislation enacted in 1969 to permit the organization, funding, and operation of cooperative teacher education centers; and charts showing the organizational structure of M-STEP, of the pilot center, and for teacher education in West Virginia. SP 002 862 and SP 003 032 are related documents. (JS)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia