ERIC Number: ED128325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Alternative School Teacher Education Program. Teacher Education Forum; Volume 3, Number 7.
Barr, Robert D.
The Alternative School Teacher Education Program, cooperatively developed by participating public schools and Indiana University, is a field-based masters degree program designed for completion in one calendar year. Students spend two summers on campus pursuing graduate course work. During the academic year between these summers, students earn internship and independent study credit while working in an alternative public school. The sequence of course work is organized into four phases: Personal Exploration; Surveying Alternative Schools; Teaching Internship; and Students Teaching Students. The program has two clusters of objectives: one deals with the training of teachers, while the other focuses on public school renewal. By the time the program is completed, teachers must demonstrate their ability to: (1) provide a comprehensive personal analysis of their abilities and conceptualize their goals as educators; (2) develop and complete an individual program of self-development designed to move them toward their goals; (3) develop a comprehensive rationale for alternative education and be able to describe and critique the types of alternatives presently in operation; (4) successfully complete the process of obtaining a field internship; (5) complete an internship in an alternative school; (6) create and implement a new educational component for the school district in which they are interning; (7) participate in the professional development of future interns; and (8) obtain a position in public education. The objectives for school renewal vary among school districts but include the conceptualization, development, and implementation of entirely new schools, courses, and programs. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Div. of Teacher Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 097 306, ED 108 871, ED 109 654, and SP 010 391-405