ERIC Number: ED032255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperation: A Key to Urban Teacher Education. Cooperative Urban Teacher Education Program, No. 2.
Clothier, Grant; Swick, James
The Laboratory's Cooperative Urban Teacher Education Program (CUTE), presently involving 23 Midwest liberal arts colleges plus four public and two parochial school systems in Oklahoma City, Wichita, and Kansas City, was organized in 1966 to develop and implement practical plans for cooperation in the preparing of teachers for inner-city schools. A study of "change concepts" led to the conclusion that higher education and public school personnel (those persons most affected by the change) must be involved to the fullest extent possible in the consortium's decisionmaking processes; the Laboratory would serve primarily as a catalyst in the distillation of new ideas, providing financial support to encourage institutions to undertake a high-risk, innovative program. A five-stage plan provides both a structure for the cooperative solution to problems and a set of principles to guide interaction among group members. Committees composed of a representative from each participating institution were formed to develop and conduct the program in each city; they successfully resolved such issues as financial responsibility, program content, faculty selection, and academic policy. (Included are guidelines for organizing a cooperative program and a collection of evaluative comments by the institutional representatives most active in program development. Related to ED 027 265.) (JS)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Organization, Program Administration, Program Development, Regional Programs, Teacher Education, Urban Teaching
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Limited supply free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Kansas City, MO.