ERIC Number: ED106220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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The Teacher Center: A Vehicle for Public School/College Collaboration in Comprehensive Renewal.
Howey, Kenneth R.; Hayen, Frederick V.
The University of Minnesota's teacher center was established by the University's Board of Regents and the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education. The teacher center functions to: (a) identify common priorities of the school and university systems, and jointly design projects and programs of inservice, preservice, and curriculum development; (b) provide a resource facility for faculty, students, and community where ideas and problems are shared; and (c) experiment in organizational governance and differentiated staffing. The following assumptions elucidate the Minneapolis school system's position toward alternatives: (a) if the alternatives movement is to reflect more genuine choice, that choice should emanate from legitimate values differing from the goals and processes of schools in the community; (b) the alternative schools must possess a variety of explicit options; and (c) the community needs more explicit models of schools to choose from and modify. Parallel to these developments, the College of Education developed the following objectives: (a) to explore ways of training teachers and deciding what different teacher roles may be needed; and (b) to develop training programs conceptualized in terms of school programs and the role needs of teachers in those programs. Both the University and the school system agree that their Project OPEN, and other types of change strategies as well, are needed to provide training for pre- and inservice teachers to better acquire those skills needed to teach in open schools or in an open classroom environment. (JS)
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