ERIC Number: ED033919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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Pilot Center for Student Teaching. West Virginia Multi-State Teacher Education Project. Final Report.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Div. of Teacher Preparation and Professional Standards.
Five teacher education institutions, one county school system, and the State Department of Education cooperated in the development of the Pilot Center for Student Teaching. Representatives from the institutions formed a steering committee with subcommittees selected to plan the student teaching program, a seminar for student teachers, an inservice program for supervising teachers, and means of financing a continuing program. The purpose of the Pilot Center was to develop an administrative framework within which the cooperating agencies could combine their resources in order to provide a better quality student teaching experience for students from each institution. The Center provided the organizational vehicle for bringing to weekly student seminars the best talent available in the cooperating agencies, for making these same people available to do intensive classroom supervision when needed, for consultant help to supervising teachers in specific need instances and for channeling feedback from all sources into improved program. Operation began in the spring of 1967 with 26 students assigned to as many supervising teachers in 12 schools for nine weeks of full-day student teaching; the second and third semesters involved 31 and 27 student teachers. (Included are descriptions of the program background and impact; organizational charts; role descriptions; and forms used in the Center. ED 030 626 is a related document.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Div. of Teacher Preparation and Professional Standards.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia