ERIC Number: ED118531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
S. T. E. P.: Suburban Teacher Education Program. Final Report.
Roberts, Launey F., Jr.; Giles, Jacqueline
The Suburban Teacher Education Program (STEP), was a full-semester alternative student teaching experience at Texas Southern University, the purpose of which was for students to gain additional understanding and insight in bridging the sociocultural gap that exists between life in suburbia and the central city. This goal was achieved by providing a selected number of black student teachers the opportunity to become involved in this special alternative student teaching activity. The several interdisciplinary seminars which comprised the first phase of the program were intended to provide students with a repertoire of technical, personal, and coping skills for successfully addressing teaching problems in predominantly white communities. The second phase of the program consisted of full-time teaching in the same classrooms in which observations took place during the first phase. STEP program activities were based on throughly tested procedures drawn from the nationally recognized Cooperative Urban Teacher Education program, which prepares teachers for inner city schools. (The report contains a bibliography and an appendix showing the score and sequence calendar for the program.) (BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Southern Univ., Houston.
Note: For related document, see SP 009 839