ERIC Number: ED083156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Summative Report of Cooperative Teacher Education Program 1972-73.
Drummond, Robert J.; Littlefield, Maurice
This project was designed to change education by changing the learning process in the training of future teachers. Twenty-five college juniors worked in the Kennebunk and Kennebunkport schools all day, every day for a full school year. Each trainee was assigned to a classroom teacher, who became his tutor. Instructors from the university came to the public school each week, on a regular basis, to present the necessary theory and background information to the trainees. Students received up to 30 college credits in methodology for the year. They were allowed to work at different grade levels. The project attempted to involve the university and the student in a partnership. Its main objectives were as follows: a) to bring about change in the present method of preparing teachers through extended participation by trainees in public school classrooms; b) to utilize better the resources of the university for the public school by having the university directly involved in a cooperative project; and c) to exchange ideas between the public school practitioner and the university instructor. (Authors/JA)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: School Administrative District 71, Kennebunk, ME.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III