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The Teacher Education Center: A Unifying Approach to Teacher Education.
Maryland Univ., College Park. Coll. of Education.
This paper evaluates Teacher Education Centers developed by the University of Maryland in the District of Columbia and counties in the state of Maryland. The general purpose of the Teacher Education Center is reported as joint sovereignty over teacher education by colleges, state departments of education, schools, and associations. The program concept is discussed, with emphasis on both preservice and in-service staff development: the preservice program focuses on intensive and extensive teaching experiences for the undergraduate; the in-service program offers courses, workshops, and seminars for in-service professionals. The following personnel and their respective duties for the Center are described: coordinator, resource consultant supervisor, supervising teachers, and building principal. Preliminary research of the Teacher Education Centers indicated that (a) more socially desirable attitudes toward supervision exist in student teachers from the Center, (b) general participation in the total school program is exhibited by students from the Center, (c) Center student teachers elicit more pupil responses in the actual teaching situation, and (d) student teachers from the Center show less exhibitionism and more self-perception as teachers than non-Center teachers. Implications from these conclusions are discussed. The appendixes contain information on job descriptions and selection criteria for the Center personnel. (BRB)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Coll. of Education.