ERIC Number: ED110457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-12
Reference Count: 0
The Utilization of PBTE by the Rhode Island Teacher Center and the New England Program in Teacher Education.
Pitman, John C.
The primary purposes of this paper are (a) to describe how the Performance Based Teacher Education (PBTE) Component of the New England Program in Teacher Education (NEPTE) and Rhode Island Teacher Center (RITC) are currently operating, and (b) to project how the NEPTE and RITC delivery systems might be further utilized to diffuse PBTE. Both NEPTE and RITC represent delivery systems for the diffusion of educational practices, products, and services within a state or region. NEPTE has available considerable information on the "state of PBTE" and a growing list of material and personnel resources that could be used by persons or institutions interested in developing PBTE and Performance Based Teacher Centers (PBTC) at the state or institutional level. During the past two years, the PBTE Component of RITC has focused on the following three basic objectives: (a) the support of PBTE programs at Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, (b) the support of state-level groups charged with the development of PBTE/C guidelines for Rhode Island, and (c) the development of a PBTE/C information center to be operated through the Educational Information Center of RITC. The components in the NEPTE and RITC delivery systems may now be used to diffuse PBTE through the steps and stages of the diffusion models that are presently operational in these agencies. (A design for diffusing PBTE through NEPTE and RITC delivery systems is included.) (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Program in Teacher Education, Durham, NH.
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Leadership (Boston, Massachusetts, December 9-12, 1975)