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ERIC Number: ED440062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Pages: 11
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CalStateTEACH: The Origins and Emergence of a State University Distributed Learning Teacher Education Program.
Shaker, Paul
This paper describes the development of the CalStateTEACH program at California State University (CSU), Fresno, a system-wide initiative that is grafted onto the program of individual institutions. It was originally an open university program called CalNet. It was redeveloped during the fall of 1998, when teams of CSU teacher educators helped create a new curriculum. Other CSU teams focused on the need for a student services design for the project and for a web-based communication network. As of the fall of 1999, CSU, Fresno was delivering open learning elementary teacher education curriculum to students across a wide expanse of California. CalStateTEACH is now one of multiple pathways to teaching licensure at CSU, Fresno. The program meets or exceeds all admission procedures in place for the other programs. The central difference between CalStateTEACH and traditional programs is the very limited time preservice teachers spend face-to-face with faculty and among the campuses' physical resources. Planners are being vigilant so the program is not used as a vehicle to return teacher education to an apprenticeship model in which new teachers find vision and theory in short supply. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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