Education: How Do the Teachers Learn?

In less than two years the Ford Foundation has given $10 million to U.S. schools and colleges—mostly in fellowships and research grants. Last week its directors settled on a more revolutionary project—a system of teaching internships, to replace the old-style teachers' college. If it works, the Ford plan may change U.S. teacher training as much as the hospital internship program transformed medical education a generation ago.

Co-authors of the plan are the Ford Foundation's Dr. Alvin C. Eurich, former president of the State University of New York, and Rutgers President Lewis Webster Jones, until...

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