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Temple Program: Proposal for the Portal School Program.
Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
A proposal is set out for a program designed to improve education by concentrating resources across all levels of instruction. It involves a mutual agreement between the Philadelphia Public Schools, the school community, and Temple University to pool their personnel and materials with the aim of creating an educational program that will individually meet the needs of each school and interweave students instruction, teacher preservice education, staff development, and community involvement. The program will begin in selected schools close to Temple University where a majority of the faculty are willing to participate. Administrative authority will rest with the building principal. An advisory council in each school will be composed of school personnel and officials from each cooperating authority and will assist in the development of the program. The university will benefit from the moving of certain aspects of its teacher education program into the schools, the communication between the community and the school will be increased, the barriers between pre- and inservice teacher education can be eliminated, and a professional career ladder in teacher education might be established. The methods of implementing and financing the program are briefly described, and the role of the American Federation of Teachers in the program is outlined. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.