ERIC Number: ED168978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
University of Massachusetts-Boston English High School Staff Development Collaborative.
Clark, Richard J., Jr.; And Others
The collaboration between the University of Massachusetts and English High School in Boston is a model that attempts to address the staff development needs of secondary schools and their faculties in the context of an on-site degree program. The following interdependent elements comprise the program: (1) an undergraduate, school-based, preservice secondary teacher education program, closely tied to the inservice program; (2) a staff development program that emphasizes the analysis and improvement of teaching and curriculum, including graduate degree opportunities for participants through the doctorate; (3) a teacher center, governed by a parent-teacher-administrator-professor board; (4) a mini-grant process, run by the teacher center board, enabling teams of teachers to apply for and receive financial and consultant assistance in developing curriculum; (5) university graduate faculty, commuting from Amherst to Boston, working as clinical professors, consultants, helping teachers, supervisors, and evaluators; and (6) a performance criterion that any persons receiving graduate degrees through the program will demonstrate that they have designed, implemented, and evaluated a new program or practice at the high school. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA.; Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.