ERIC Number: ED307235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Academically Talented Students for Teaching. Final Report. Part A: Project Portrayal.
Kent State Univ., OH.
The Alternative Teacher Education Program (ATEP) was developed at Kent State University to attract and motivate academically talented students to enter the teaching profession. The project targeted four major improvements. These include: (1) the establishment of a systematic plan for the identification, recruitment, and selection of able teacher candidates; (2) the creation of four inquiry-based seminars; (3) the establishment of field experience under the guidance of mentor teachers; and (4) the establishment of an individualized system of advisement in teacher education. The intention of this project was to produce beginning teachers who are competent in both the art and science of teaching, mentors who are better prepared to support the development of teachers, and university faculty who can present preservice teachers with research-based information and opportunities for inquiry. This report describes the development and implementation of the program. An evaluation and assessment of progress is presented as well as major outcomes. The implications of the ATEP for others is discussed and the institutional features of the project are considered. The overall strengths and limitations of the ATEP are briefly outlined. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH.