ERIC Number: ED236958
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Publication Date: 1983-Sep-7
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Universities Moving to Raise Quality of Education Schools.
Watkins, Beverly T.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v27 n2 p1,14 Sep 7 1983
Many colleges and universities are trying to improve both the quality of their education school's curriculum and the caliber of the students they enroll. In the last five years, 85 percent of the schools have taken some action in this direction. Some examples are: (1) the University of South Carolina has eliminated undergraduate degrees in education and increased in-class and field experience requirements; (2) the University of Florida has developed a five-year program called "Proteach"; (3) the University of Southern Maine has begun a program designed to give people who want to change careers the opportunity to become teachers; (4) Jersey City State College has just completed an immersion program in which students spent five semesters in inner-city schools; (5) Towson State University has completed a program in which consultants are trained to conduct writing workshops for classroom teachers; and (6) the California State University system has tightened the entrance and exit requirements for its schools of education. (DC)
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