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ERIC Number: ED124553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 42
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Elementary and Secondary Masters Degree Program Revision. Progress Report I.
Walter, L. James; And Others
This paper discusses the revision of the Elementary and Secondary Masters Degree Programs at Indiana University at South Bend. There were several reasons for revising the programs: (1) new faculty members with different orientations were eager to work on program development; (2) increasing graduate enrollments emphasized the need to take a closer look at the masters programs; (3) the needs of the students in the masters programs have also changed in recent years; and (4) there was inadequate sequencing in the programs and little coordination among faculty members to avoid duplication of topics. Before actual program revision began, innovative programs of other teacher education institutions were investigated. Two groups were then formed: an initiating group, which met once a week and developed guidelines for program revision, and a reacting group, which reacted to the guidelines and other documents that were produced. The original program has been revised several times, and the revision is still continuing. Appended are (1) a brief discussion of innovative masters degree programs in teacher education; (2) a rationale for revising the Elementary and Secondary Masters Degree Programs; (3) "belief statements", for a program design scheme; (4) areas of student capabilities; (5) a proposed elementary and secondary masters degree program; and (6) a summary of reactors' comments. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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