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ERIC Number: ED093870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 36
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Can the Teacher Education Institution Respond Through the Teacher Education Center to the Changing Needs and Expectations in the Field?
Klugman, Edgar
In the fall of 1971, Wheelock College initiated five teacher education centers in cooperation with local schools in the Boston area. Through this cooperative effort, school staff were permitted to use Wheelock's library and resource center and to attend seminars and mini-workshops. The cooperating teacher received recognition not only as an educator of young children, but also as an educator of teachers. The Wheelock College Teacher Education program was strengthened by offering students opportunities to become more integrally involved in the school, its services, and its community, thereby developing a more realistic understanding of the teacher's role. The Teacher Education Centers provide opportunities for personal and professional renewal for both students and teachers through: (a) opportunities for joint appointees of the college and the school to take sabbatical leave for study at the college, (b) participation by selected seniors in a productive work-study program, and (c) increased opportunity for support to teachers by the school and the college. Teacher Education Center students agreed that participation in the center helped them to become more attuned to children both in and out of school; that the college teacher was more accessible to them in the center; and that total immersion in the real work-world of the teacher was a beneficial learning experience. (HMD)
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