ERIC Number: ED100564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education for a Multi-Cultural Society: Overview of a Program.
Murphy, D. M.
A joint Teacher Crops/Career Opportunities Program/State of Alaska project in its fifth year, Cross-Cultural Education Development/Alaska Rural Teacher Training Corps (X-CED/ARTTC) focuses on exploration of the ends desirable to meet the educational needs of the culturally different and development of the processes necessary to achieve them. A microcosm of the broader society, it provides a cohesive environment dealing not only with the delivery of instruction but with cross-cultural dynamics and the politics of educational change. X-CED/ARTTC departs from the historical teacher education program in that: (1) the students are field-based; (2) "team leaders" are university instructors with full faculty status, salaried exclusively from State funds and located permanently in the field; and (3) a new and alternative curriculum (in content, process, means, and locale of delivery) is being created by the faculty who combine their knowledge and talents with their experience from living and working in the clientele's cultural environments. This paper presents an overview of the: (1) program's efforts and (2) plan to develop a curriculum which has unique features and will co-exist with the more conventional university offering. The proposed undergraduate and graduate programs are outlined by areas of study and degree emphasis. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.