ERIC Number: ED038336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Improved Teacher Training Through Dimensions of International Education.
Alabama Univ., University. Coll. of Education.
The program is a learning system designed to facilitate the professional growth of (1) teachers in training (student teachers, doctoral interns, overseas personnel); (2) teachers in service (in Alabama and overseas schools, and university professors); (3) educational leadership personnel (overseas school administrators, State Department of Education personnel, University leaders). The Office of Overseas Schools provides facilitating funding; participating schools abroad give on-site assistance; the University provides financial, personnel, and facility resources and is the administering, planning, and coordinating agent. Four experimental components comprise the program: (1) provision of multi-cultural environment for affective learning; (2) conduct of formal instruction to improve professional competencies; (3) inservice and specialized experience for instructional, curricular, and administrative improvements; (4) conduct of research and experimentation to provide information and practicum experiences. The learning experiences require reciprocal activities and interinvolvement of target populations. The program enhances teacher training and serves as a laboratory and model for further development of innovative programs, cooperation in teacher preparation, and expansion of the behaviors which professional preparation in the field of education affects. Five agencies participate in program evaluation. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., University. Coll. of Education.
Note: Entry for 1970 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award in Teacher Education