ERIC Number: ED102148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
Pittsburgh Middle School Teacher Corps Project.
Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
The Pittsburgh Middle School Teacher Corps Project (PMSTCP) is a competency-based, field oriented master's program developed and implemented jointly by the Pittsburgh Board of Education and the University of Pittsburgh. The PMSTCP has developed a model which focuses on competencies needed to train teachers to work with urban middle school students using a diagnostic/prescriptive approach to individualized instruction. The program encompasses both the use of modules as instructional vehicles and the design of a comprehensive delivery system which delineates program structure and provides for flexibility within the structure as needed. The delivery system includes the field based, community oriented setting, on-site instruction, a clinical/resource supervisory support system, and a mechanism for continual evaluation. Efforts are being directed to examine closely the relationships between learning theory and classroom practice, between societal sensitivity and individual values, and between the roles of the teacher in the teaching/learning setting and the learning behaviors of students. Formative evaluation of the program is being conducted on a continual basis. The most important question is, What type of teacher training program will make the most difference for learners? (Author/PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.