ERIC Number: ED115581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
The First Five Years Activities Under Public Act 761 and Public Act 230--Review and Recommendations. A Report.
New England Program in Teacher Education, Durham, NH.
With the creation of Public Act 761 in 1967, the State of Connecticut became one of the first states to encourage a program of collaboration and parity between schools and colleges in teacher education activities. The law took advantage of the one point in teacher education where theory and practice meet: the clinical experience of supervised practice teaching. This report analyzes, retrospectively, the various projects and activities generated by Public Act 761 and the subsequent Public Act 230. These projects and activities include a Joint Teacher Education Committee, advisory committees, pilot projects, and conferences. In addition to background sections on each of these activities, the report contains a summary of Public Act 761 and abstracts of the pilot projects funded under this law. The study highlights (1) some strategies implicit in developing cooperation to the level of collaboration between colleges and schools, (2) some of the changes fostered in the practice and the environment for the student teaching experience, and (3) the support needed to maintain the directions developed. Appendixes include the names of the evaluation team and the advisory committee for teacher education pilot projects; maps of the state, with the distribution of institutions and school systems that submitted proposals; and copies of questionnaires and key questions used in the evaluation study. (Author/DDO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Program in Teacher Education, Durham, NH.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut