ERIC Number: ED063241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-31
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BEPD, NCERD, and Teacher Education that Makes a Demonstrable Difference.
Schalock, H. Del.
Effective educational personnel development programs must shift from an experienced-based to a performance-based mode of operation. This shift would entail other new elements; a focus on output, a data-dependent mode of operation, a research and development function, a student-oriented learning environment, a field-centered program, and a broad decision-making base. The five fundamental programs of the Bureau of Education of Personnel Development--protocol materials, training materials, training complexes, performance-based certification, and the Comprehensive Elementary Teacher Education Models--have the potential to meet these requirements. A proposal for program development based on these five thrusts includes the following guidelines: 1) define certification standards in terms of performance criteria; 2) establish on a cost sharing basis illustrative state-wide networks of "training cooperatives"; 3) utilize protocol and training materials; 4) incorporate within one or more of the training cooperatives in each state the functions of research development, evaluation and diffusion; 5) fund each state-wide network with federal funds coming jointly from Office of Education Bureaus; 6) link each network of cooperatives with industry for assistance. The positive and negative effects of this type of program development on the various organizations and groups involved are assessed. The Committee on National Program Priorities in Teacher Education report is SP 005 318; appendixes are SP 005 319 thru SP 005 325.) (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Federal Programs, Individualized Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Materials, Models, Performance Criteria, Program Development, Protocol Materials, 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.