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ERIC Number: ED033060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
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School University Teacher Education Center.
Adair, Thelma; And Others
The National Elementary Principal, v46 n4 p6-13 Feb 1967
The School University Teacher Education Center (SUTEC) began in 1966 a demonstration program for the comprehensive training of elementary teachers for the urban complex. Prospective teachers (525 during the 5-year project) begin their professional studies early in the college sequence in a typical large-city school and receive continued administrative and supervisory support in the three pretenure years of teaching. Key program characteristics are (1) development of a prototype educational facility with staff and program responsive to community problems and needs in an area whose population represents a cross-section of the economic and ethnic groups that make up the city; (2) employment of a full-time, school-based, multidisciplinary Inquiry Institute of college personnel responsible for curriculum development, teaching methods, and supervision; (3) team administration of the school by the principal and the college-coordinator; (4) development of close team relationships between public school and college teachers and trainees; (5) innovations in the pupil program including heterogeneous intergrouping and individualized curriculum; (6) community involvement through such activities as 6-week parent workshops in school curriculum, child development, consumer education, and purposes of SUTEC; (7) a cooperative program of research on the SUTEC teacher education program, the school itself, and the community it serves. (JS)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Community Involvement, Elementary School Teachers, Experimental Schools, Field Experience Programs, Management Teams, Teacher Education, Urban Teaching
Department of Elementary School Principals, National Education Assn., 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00)
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Sponsor: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
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