ERIC Number: ED063242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-31
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Facilitating Local Options and Coordination of Programs.
Stewart, Charles E.
A variety of regional influences, including urban-suburban-rural factors, must be allowed to have an important bearing upon cooperative teacher education program design and implementation at the local level. One must take into account existing patterns of school-community-university relationships, the school system's relationships with its teacher organization, and the political power structure of the area. Also the term "parity" is not perceived to mean the same thing in different areas. Obviously Federal guidelines are essential if there is to be Federal leadership in a clear-cut well-coordinated thrust for improvement in teacher education. These guidelines should recognize local differences and encourage and support the reflection of those differences in varying program approaches within a given framework. Increased Federal leadership could take the form of support for an integrated "national" program thrust based upon accepted "essential elements" recommended by experts inside and outside the Federal agency. (The CNPPTE report is SP 005 318; appendixes are SP 005 319 thru SP 005 325). (RT)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College School Cooperation, Federal Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Local Issues, Program Development, 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.