ERIC Number: ED040142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The APSCOE Project in Secondary Education. An Experimental Teacher Training Program to Improve Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary School English and in Middle Schools.
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
The aim of this locally-funded cooperative enterprise of the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) and the College of Education (COE) of the University of New Mexico is to improve the training of secondary and middle school teachers and to improve the secondary English curriculum. Student teachers are selected competitively for the program, which includes one semester of courses on human development, teaching methods, and curriculum construction, followed by a semester of full-time student teaching for which participants receive a $350 stipend. The student teachers and cooperating teachers work in teams of five or six in special facilities that can accommodate up to 80 students. Along with university personnel, they also participate in interpersonal training sessions. The revised curriculum developed during the first 2 years of the program will be implemented this year and then revised again if necessary. APSCOE funding is accomplished by an agreement between APS and COE whereby expected teacher vacancies in the target schools are left unfilled and the money saved is allocated to APSCOE purposes. The personnel gap is filled by the full-time student teachers. (RT)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
Note: Entry in AACTE Distinguished Achievement Awards of 1970