ERIC Number: ED102149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Austin Teacher Program; A Cooperative Adventure.
Austin Coll., Sherman, TX.
The objectives of this program were: (a) to allow classroom teachers to spend some time in a position in the Austin College Education Department, and (b) to involve teacher education faculty in public schools. Although generalizations concerning this program's contributions to the improvement of teacher education are difficult to assess, some projected contributions may be mentioned. First of all, the program puts faculty back in contact with the real world of public education. Second, the presence of a classroom teacher in a department of education provides students and faculty with the opportunity to interact with someone recently involved in an actual classroom or administrative position. Third, interaction on common problems will hopefully achieve a new level of communication among all involved. Finally, those involved have the opportunity to act as change agents by bringing new skills and perspectives on education to their regular positions. (The appendixes include an orientation for the program, a chart on how the Texoma Cooperative Teacher Center is organized, the Center's objectives, and a plan for internship.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Coll., Sherman, TX.