ERIC Number: ED087718
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Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Comprehensive Explanation and Analysis of the Multiple Alternative Program (MAP).
Bridgeport Univ., CT. Coll. of Education.
The Multiple Alternative Program (MAP) is a competency based, individualized program that focuses on the in-service education of elementary school teachers. Developed in cooperation with the school systems of Norwalk and Bridgeport, Connecticut, MAP addresses itself to the achievement of those teaching competencies that have been identified as high priority needs by individual teachers within the context of institutional goals. Based on the open education approach to staff development, MAP consists of four phases: a) assessment, b) planning, c) training, d) reassessment and retraining. Opportunities are provided for two "innovation teams," consisting of teachers and administrators from two urban elementary schools, to focus on training activities related to their institutional priorities. Additional students from the ongoing graduate program participate in MAP as individuals. The success of the program as a model for school/university cooperation in in-service education has led to the development of a comprehensive graduate degree program based on the open education approach. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Univ., CT. Coll. of Education.