ERIC Number: ED109107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
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A Special School for Teacher Education? Occasional Paper No. 4.
Bush, Robert N.
This paper begins by reviewing federal intervention in both education in general and in teacher education during the last ten years. Shifts in schools and education during this period are described including: (a) taking students and education more into the community, (b) a greater attention to career education, (c) the functioning of teaching as a team effort, and (d) the evolution of a school and society that emphasizes competence. The paper presents as one of the most exciting developments of recent years the "Portal School," which in its advanced form could be transormed into a "Special School for Teacher Education." Some of the characteristics of this possible new unit in teacher education are listed as follows: (a) its locale is an individual school that is part of a local school system; (b) its participation as a special teacher education school is voluntary; (c) it is designated a special school for a limited period of time after which the designation will pass onto another school system; (d) the partners of this special school include the school system, the local community, one of more institutions of higher education, members of the profession who are in local, state, and national professional associations, educational R&D institutions, and state and federal government; (e) the trainees in these schools will consist of both "neophyte" and "advanced" trainees; (f) the school will be oriented toward problem solving and inquiry and have a strong research and development orientation and capability. (JA)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.