ERIC Number: ED084322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
First Phase: CUTE Installation and Diffusion Project. Final Report.
Soptick, John M.
The Cooperative Urban Teacher Education program is designed to train teachers for effective teaching in inner-city schools. CUTE requires a cooperative effort between the participating college or university and a public school system. The program is designed to replace the regular student teaching program for those students expressing an interest in teaching in inner-city schools and consists of a 16 week, urban-based program, directed by an instructional team composed of a mental health specialist, sociologist and teacher educator. In addition to student teaching in the inner-city classroom, CUTE assumes that a prospective teacher for the inner-city should: (a) understand his own and his pupils' environment and culture; (b) understand his own and his pupils' attitudes, insecurities, anxieties and prejudices; and, (c) understand and possess competency in inquiry teaching methods. In order to establish the desired degree of awareness and understanding in prospective inner-city teachers, the CUTE program is divided into three components: mental health, sociology and teacher education, all carried out within a framework of a series of interdisciplinary seminars and field studies. Inquiry teaching methods are emphasized. This approach strives to reduce the authoritarian role of the teacher in the classroom and encourages pupil participation. [A "Personal Orientation Inventory," part of Appendix B, has been deleted from this document for copyright reasons.] (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Kansas City, MO.