ERIC Number: ED117101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
[Rural Teacher Training Program.]
Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.
Brigham Young University is engaged in a program to recruit and train teachers to function successfully in rural school settings. An education consortium composed of educators representative of county school districts, the university, the regional service center, and the Utah State Educational Agency was formed to initiate and operate a teacher training program for rural schools. A field based competencies centered approach to training was adopted with training manuals developed to aid the trainees participating in the program. Two rural training centers are in operation. Student teachers may complete the majority of their professional coursework on-site as they spend 8-16 weeks in the selected rural area. Each training location has a program center where trainees may achieve rural performance based objectives, attend seminars, and gather for social occasions. Cooperating teachers are trained by the university. A center director is responsible for housing trainees, scheduling of seminars, and supervision and evaluation of training objectives completed by students. University supervisors visit trainees on a scheduled basis. The majority of students who have completed the program are now teaching in rural settings. (Information concerning program objectives, personnel, budget, contribution to teacher education, and evaluation methods and results is included.) (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.