ERIC Number: ED086679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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In West Virginia, It Is Working. One Teacher Education Center in Action.
Maddox, Kathryn, Ed.
This publication explains the concept of the Multi-Institutional Teacher Education Center (MITEC) in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The center emphasizes the shared responsibility of public schools, communities, students, the state department of education, and colleges in providing continuous professional development of pre- and in-service teachers. Some of the basic tenets found in the MITEC program are: a) each participating college and university agrees to orient students to the school district, the Learning Laboratory Centers, and MITEC; b) the Advisory Committee works cooperatively to develop objective, performance-based evaluation forms for students; c) continuous evaluation is provided to give new dimensions to the center's structure; d) the Advisory Committee agrees on recognition and honoraria for clinical supervising teachers to eliminate competition and discord; and e) the role of the colleges in the center shifts from supervising students to consulting, counseling, and providing in-service programs to MITEC participants. Another facet which is now being implemented at the center is the sequencing of pre- and in-service teacher education to provide continuous teacher education. (BRB)
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Teacher Centers, Teacher Educator Education, Teaching Experience
Publication Dept., American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Suite 610, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.