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ERIC Number: ED085361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 55
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Career Opportunities Program.
Shepherd Coll., Shepherdstown, WV.
The Career Opportunities Program (COP) involves eight county school systems in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia with on-the-job preparation of teacher aides while the latter work towards college degrees at Shepherd College. Aides receive educational preparation through specially designed practicums that emphasize materials and methods in a wide number of academic fields and weekly seminars. A career ladder is incorporated in the program to the extent of combining the educational offerings with on-the-job experiences to meet the requirements for full teacher certification. Through COP and Shepherd College, college credit courses have been taken into this 3500-square mile region of Appalachia to improve the instruction of the low-income and educationally deprived youth, while providing the experience of practice combined with theory throughout the program. A spin-off of the Career Operations Program, EXEL, designed for elementary teachers, consists of the weekly assigning of students to day-long experiences in the public schools, beginning in the sophomore year of college. The length of these experiences increases each semester and continues through to the senior year. (This document includes a summary, a case study, and abstract.) (Author/JA)
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Authoring Institution: Shepherd Coll., Shepherdstown, WV.