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ERIC Number: ED085376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 14
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Field-Based Center for Teacher Training.
Johnson State Coll., VT.
Commencing in 1970, the Teacher Education Department of Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont embarked on a restructuring of its entire teacher education program. The need for this revision stemmed from severe concern on the part of faculty members, public school officials, and students that the traditional way of training teachers was not doing the job. After two years of planning, a Field-Based Teacher Training Program was initiated in September 1973. This program shifted emphasis from a traditional college campus-based approach to one requiring considerable field experience. A feature of this program was the large involvement of public school administrators and teachers in the program. This cooperation was even carried to the point where public school districts shared the cost of salaries for the field experience supervisors. The cost sharing approach would indicate some guarantee of heavy interest, contact, responsibility, and accountability. The new program is under constant evaluation by the field-based supervisors, faculty members of the education department, faculty members from other disciplines at Johnson State College, public school officials, and students. Furthermore, the field-based center is definitely oriented towards competency-based teacher education. (Author/JA)
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Authoring Institution: Johnson State Coll., VT.