ERIC Number: ED098210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Competency-Based University/School Rural Teacher Training Program.
Muse, Ivan D.
This paper describes the Competency-Based University/School Rural Teacher Education program designed to produce teachers trained for rural situations and to provide experience in the process of university/school district/educational agency cooperative training activities. Data collected during 1972-73 regarding rural living and educational environments were used to develop objectives essential to the training of rural teachers. Two training centers are in operation at Roosevelt and Coalville, Utah with certificated teacher appointed as directors. Student trainees live in the area of the school to which they are assigned and are assigned to cooperating teachers from the local school district under an arrangement that provides for increasing participation and responsibility in the classroom. Prospective secondary teachers work within a 16-week semester as teacher aides, teacher assistants, and teaching associates. Elementary education trainees spend eight weeks in a rural setting. Instructional materials, viz., individualized units consisting of objectives, learning, and evaluation activities are made available for students to complete course objectives, plan teaching units, and attend seminars. A description of the personnel involved, budget information, and evaluative comments are included. Results indicate that a large majority of students employed after certification through this program are working in rural schools. (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.