ERIC Number: ED306915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-1
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IUP Spring Hill Commission for the Improvement of Teacher Education.
Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)/Spring Hill Commission at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, described in this report, was formed in response to a nationwide movement to improve and upgrade the quality of teacher education. Sixteen individuals were selected from the ranks of professors, students, and administrators to function as the IUP/Spring Hill Commission. This commission deliberated on strengths and weaknesses in teacher education at IUP and produced a set of standards of exactly what education at IUP should emphasize. These standards address the following: professional development; professional preparation of teachers; mastery of knowledge; governance and resources. They deal with preservice teachers, faculty, and organization and coordination. The ultimate purpose of this commission is to rededicate professionals to teacher education as a major important issue at IUP. On an interim basis, this ongoing project has resulted in numerous partnership agreements with public schools in various urban and rural settings. Closer collaboration between all of the various colleges which make up the university is one result of the project. A glossary of terms is appended. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.