ERIC Number: ED063238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-31
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A Five-Year Goal for Training Complexes.
Cohen, Saul B.
The training complex is conceived as a new kind of mechanism within which teachers will be trained with the assistance of protocol and training materials. It is to be operated by a consortium of universities, schools, and other agencies. Each training complex would be the core of an Educational Service District, which would be responsible for placement, paraprofessional recruitment, diffusion of protocol and training materials, curriculum innovation, and research services. College teacher preparation would abandon student internship and would concentrate on the theoretical aspects of learning and subject matter specialization, while the training complex would provide a sequence of field experiences at progressively greater levels of responsibility and involvement. Ideally, there would be 3,000 training complexes nested within 3,000 educational service districts, each complex handling between 100 and 175 trainees. The cost of each training complex would be $1,500,000. This network would be developed over a 5-year period. Prior to the start of the 5-year program, 2 years would be necessary to recruit and train instructional staff, to experiment with materials, and to develop the organizational framework. The positive and negative effects of the development of training complexes on different groups are summarized in tabular form. (The CNPPTE report is SP 005 318; the appendixes are SP 005 319 thru SP 005 325.) (RT)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Federal Programs, Field Experience Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Performance Criteria, Program Costs, Program Development, Standards, Teacher Education
Allyn & Bacon, Inc. 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02210
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.