ERIC Number: ED118551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Suburban Teacher Education Program (STEP).
Texas Southern Univ., Houston. School of Education.
The Suburban Teacher Education Program (STEP) was established at Texas Southern University in spring 1975. STEP is a 16 week experience which seeks to effectively prepare black preservice teachers for suburban "cross-over" schools. It consists of two eight week segments, the first of which is devoted to the involvement of participants in interdisciplinary seminars in mental health, sociology of suburbia, and education, and employs inquiry teaching techniques and methods. The remaining eight weeks consists of actual in-class student teaching where the theories studies, field trips made, and the newer insights and understanding gained from the reality-oriented and field-based activity of the first eight weeks are implemented. Students may receive a maximum of 12 semester hours credit for these experiences. Results of the first year's activity indicate that the program has made a significant impact on the student teachers, on the university, and the school community in which it is located. The program brings together a diverse supportive population and assists those students who seek to teach in suburbia in bridging the gulf that exists between the two cultures involved. (Author/CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Southern Univ., Houston. School of Education.