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ERIC Number: ED085390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 4
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Career Opportunities Program.
Maine Univ., Farmington.
The Career Opportunity Program (COP) selected trainees from a group of low-income, Model neighborhood people generally conceded to be high-risk college material in order to provide an example of the "multiple entry routes" to the teaching profession. The program provided models for the following areas: a) the consortium approach to teacher education, b) Maine's first community-centered and field-based training program, and c) clarification of the concept of differentiated staffing for the State Department of Education's reexamination of certification requirements for paraprofessionals. The program was designed to help 700-800 inner-city children by reducing the adult-to-child ratio in the classroom. The trainees benefit through the provision of a preservice, work-study program which allows them to become fully certified elementary teachers. Another benefit is the change in the method of training teachers from the more traditional on-campus configuration of course work to an alternate performance-oriented, competency-based program model. (Author/JA)
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Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Farmington.