ERIC Number: ED117097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Project ESCAPE; A Performance-Based Teacher Education Program.
Vigo County School Corp., Terre Haute, IN.; Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute.
Project ESCAPE is sponsored by the Vigo County School Corporation of Terre Haute, Indiana, with the cooperation of Indiana State University. The unique characteristic of this project is that it is a competency-based teacher education program that has been created, tested, and implemented by practicing professional teachers. It is based on the assumption that if professional teachers assume some responsibility for the formal preparation of members of their profession, their own teaching skills will improve. Consequently, the target groups for the project include both preservice teacher candidates and inservice teachers. Fifty competency-based learning modules were written by teachers from the public/private elementary and secondary schools of Vigo County. These were then tested and placed in a tailor-made "resource center," a portable laboratory which contains (1) all the necessary references for the student to satisfactorily complete the modules; and (2) items such as color audiovisual tapes, audio tapes, and other general references. These resource centers are placed in all the schools of the county and in several locations at the university. Most of the modules are field-oriented and are designed to be completed in the public/private school classroom of the county. Practicum and prepracticum teacher education candidates from Indiana State University were placed with the participating teachers for a significant portion of their professional education course sequence. (Author/BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Vigo County School Corp., Terre Haute, IN.; Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III