ERIC Number: ED117098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The City Teaching Center Program of the Office of Teacher Education State University of New York at Buffalo.
King, Richard A.; Mycio, Geri S.
The Office of Teacher Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Buffalo Public Schools have cooperatively developed the City Teaching Center, a preservice teacher education program which integrates theoretical learnings with field-based experiences in urban settings. Personnel of the center include both university staff (two directors and three graduate assistants) and public school staff (building administrators and cooperating teachers). Students accepted into the City Teaching Center observe and participate in classrooms in each cooperating middle and high school. In addition to the five designated center schools, students observe in many schools in various geographic and sociological settings to provide examples of contrasting philosophies of education and approaches to learning. A three component program has evolved composed of carefully designed offerings. In the first component, students examine sociological bases of education, observe teachers in various educational settings, and acquire ethnographic skills. Students in the second component of the center program obtain a macroview of teaching through involvement in a course which provides methods and techniques of teaching and requires extensive classroom participation in an urban setting. Through the use of the technique of microteaching during the final component of the center program, each student determines his/her own strengths and weaknesses and establishes both long and short range goals for individual professional development. (Author/BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.
Identifiers - Location: New York (Buffalo)