ERIC Number: ED102137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana University Alternative School Teacher Education Program.
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
As public school districts have begun to develop optional alternative schools, a common concern has been where to find trained teachers to staff the schools. For the past four years Indiana University has worked closely with several of these school districts in developing a field-based teacher education program to prepare new teachers for these schools. The student will spend two summers on graduate course work, with the time in between spent as an intern in an alternative public school. By the time the program is completed, teachers will have demonstrated their ability to do the following: (a) conceptualize the kind of teachers they want to become and develop and complete a program of self-development designed to move them toward that, (b) develop a comprehensive rationale for alternative education and be able to describe and critique the types of alternatives in operation today, (c) obtain a field internship, (d) complete an internship in an alternative public school, (e) create and implement a new educational component for the public school district in which they are interning, (f) participate in the professional development of future interns, and (g) obtain a position in public education. The program also has a number of important objectives related to creating and maintaining new alternative schools and programs. (A list of cooperating public schools, an illustration of a field-based center, a program description, and an external program evaluation are included.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.