ERIC Number: ED213681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
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Developing Operation PROTEACH.
Smith, David C.
A comprehensive review of teacher education programs conducted at the University of Florida in 1978-79 provided the foundation for developing a complete reconceptualization of what should comprise teacher education. This goal of reconceptualizing the University of Florida teacher education program became known as Operation PROTEACH. The first PROTEACH Conference was devoted to considering what beginning teachers should know and be able to do and what kind of person a beginning teacher should be. The assumptions behind the conceptual framework of Operation PROTEACH recognized that beginning teachers should be prepared to function at a safe professional level. It was also recognized that an adequate knowledge base exists for major improvement in teacher education programs to provide this preparation. In its implementation, PROTEACH will seek to develop an extended teacher preparation program to be implemented at the University of Florida. The program will be sufficiently explicit so that the cost of implementation can be determined. Its clear and sound goals will help it to acquire the support of the university, students, and professional community. The substance of the knowledge and skill categories of Operation PROTEACH will be translated into program components using a wide range of activities and experiences. These components will be placed in appropriate sequences and relationships in a total program. Among other tasks PROTEACH will attempt are conducting research on program development, implementation, and effectiveness and designing a program of selective admission, continuous screening, and exit evaluation. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Objectives, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
Not available separately, see SP 019 761.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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