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ERIC Number: ED279484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
CE/MORE: A Rural Staff Development Model.
Dobson, Russell L.; Dobson, Judith E.
Practicing teachers, especially those in rural settings, are demanding graduate programs which meet their emerging needs and schedules. Since 1979, the Continuing Education through Multi-Optional Renewal Experiences (CE/MORE) program at Oklahoma State University has enabled 60 teachers to complete their Master of Science in Education degrees. The program aims to deliver a process-oriented masters' program, deliver a "family" or collegiate model for formal graduate schooling, design learning experiences linking theoretical aspects to day-to-day classroom operations, and involve participants as partners in planning, implementation, and evaluation. Two assigned faculty members are responsible for CE/MORE program management and development. Traditional admission requirements are maintained. Students progress through the program as a group. Approximately two-thirds of the course work is offered at the local site on weekends, between semesters, and during late afternoon classes. The CE/MORE curriculum is a blend of traditional resident courses and core courses (curriculum/instruction, social foundations, research/evaluation, educational psychology, and human relations) conducted in nontraditional format. Course delivery often includes a combination of a workshop format, briefings, seminars, field trips, lectures, and discussion. CE/MORE assists school systems in establishing/upgrading the local professional library. Because of pride, high academic performance becomes a major goal of CE/MORE student groups. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Rural Teacher Education Conference (1st, Bellingham, WA, October 9-11, 1985).