ERIC Number: ED085387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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School of Education - Teacher Preparation Program.
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.
In recognition of the fact that teachers in this pluralistic society must have a multiplicity of skills, the School of Education of the University of the Pacific in 1970 initiated a self-study structure which resulted in a critical evaluation of its existing programs for the preparation of teachers. Programs were initiated and strengthened in order to a) improve the educational opportunities available to low-income and migrant youths and better prepare teachers to serve them; b) broaden the education of future teachers through international travel, study, and exposure; c) allow for maximum professional development and utilization of faculty members; and d) develop a continuing program of teacher education offering a strong learning and teaching experience through a variety of alternative plans. The reorganization of programs has been ongoing and has resulted in such specific changes as a preservice program for all student teachers, field-centered and performance experiences as part of the requirements of courses, alternative strategies for the completion of courses, and, most important, an interdisciplinary academic approach to the preparation of teachers. The changes that have come about in the School of Education have resulted entirely from self-evaluation and self-initiation, without outside agencies requiring or financing the changes. (Author/DDO)
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Authoring Institution: University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.