ERIC Number: ED126005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Organizational Plan for the Southern Consortium of Black Colleges for Teacher Education.
The Governing Board of the Southern Consortium of Black Colleges for Teacher Education determined that its future depended upon clarification and reaffirmation of its mission. As a result, a workshop was arranged to assist the Governing Board in (1) determining its mission, (2) determining its three major program themes, and (3) establishing for each program theme specific objectives and activities for the consortium, the executive secretary, and the participating individual institutions. The following statement of mission was developed: "To improve teacher education programs in the consortium institutions by utilizing competency based teacher education systems components." These components include modules, explicit outcome statements in the form of competencies, field oriented activities, learning centers, microteaching, protocol, systematic evaluation procedures, and systematic reporting. Three themes, or consortium-wide objectives for all consortium activities were then developed: (1) to provide support to institutions in areas of expertise in competency based teacher education; (2) to develop alternative learning experiences for students, teachers, school supervisors, and faculty which follow the competency based teacher education format; and (3) to improve communication and decision-making processes so that useful competency based teacher education practices can be replicated elsewhere. Discussion of program themes led the board to specify activities that could be undertaken to accomplish each program theme. Finally, members of the board outlined a cycle that indicated the outcomes expected from consortium activity. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Program in Teacher Education, Durham, NH.; Southern Consortium of Black Colleges for Teacher Education.