ERIC Number: ED081756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Personalized Experiential Preparation.
Harris-Stowe State Coll., St. Louis, MO.
The Personalized Experiential Preparation (PEP) program is a field-centered, competency-based teacher education model that offers an alternative route to professional preparation and certification for students at Harris Teachers College, St. Louis, Missouri. The program is individualized and flexible enough to allow each participant to set his own goals. It has a strong human relations thrust--the Personal and Interpersonal Development component--which enables participants to improve their own personal and interpersonal skills and learn to work with others in small- and large-group situations in a variety of settings. The PEP field centers are the bases for the professional coursework and accompanying supervised classroom practice engaged in by students. In-service training for participating field center teachers is also conducted in these centers. Other types of field centers are planned: a) Teacher Service Centers for classroom teachers who wish to participate in various staff development activities and b) Portal Schools where assistance and training are provided for new teachers. The project is being phased in over a 3-year period. It utilizes a consortium arrangement with the St. Louis Public Schools which involves district superintendents, principals, classroom teachers, and persons. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Harris-Stowe State Coll., St. Louis, MO.