ERIC Number: ED098213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Teacher Training in a Rural Georgia Community.
Hubright, Ronald L.; And Others
This paper describes Project Alma, a cooperative effort between Georgia Southern College and Bacon County Schools that resulted in a field-based graduate teacher training program with a mandate to bring about new programs, approaches, and system renewal through teacher education. Project objectives are to: (a) design a field-based master's degree program based on the needs of local students and teachers, (b) integrate theory and sound practice into the milieu of Bacon County Schools, (c) facilitate the transitional benefits of such training into operational programs and approaches, and (d) explore alternatives for teacher education in rural areas. The Training Resource Center (TRC) in Bacon County worked to achieve these goals and was given the responsibility for implementation of clinical professorships, development of alternative training strands, facilitation of new programs, and identification of community resources. Results of the project include: (a) a diagnostic-prescriptive teaching style for local educators resulting from the clinical professorship; (b) training strands developed to improve the total learning environment of the schools; (c) community involvement through the School-Community Council; and (d) implementation of an Early Childhood Development Center, individualized instruction at the elementary level, and minicourses and a quarter system at the secondary level. Budget and evaluation information regarding the project are appended. (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Southern Coll., Statesboro.