ERIC Number: ED117096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The West Dallas Teacher Education Program.
North Texas State Univ., Denton.
The West Dallas Teacher Education Program is a competency-based program to better prepare teachers for service in inner-city schools. The program utilizes a field-based, professional semester format to directly relate didactic instruction and clinical practice. The project is staffed by three North Texas State University faculty members. Approximately 40 teacher education candidates volunteer each semester for this alternative to the traditional teacher preparation program. The project is housed in three secondary schools in Dallas' inner city. During the first eight weeks of the semester, participant students teach half a day and attend instructional seminars at the headquarters school the other half a day. The final eight weeks of the semester are spent entirely in student teaching, thus giving these preservice teachers 50 percent more student teaching than received by their counterparts in the traditional program on campus. University professors are on site throughout the semester to provide structure to the clinical experiences. (Author/BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton.