ERIC Number: ED193228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education Institutions: Cooperative Arrangements Survey, 1980.
The primary purpose of the reported survey was to identify the extent of cooperative arrangements between local school districts and institutions of higher education (IHE's) with approved teacher education programs. The survey also sought information on current service activities that IHE's are engaged in with school districts and the potential need areas in their future relationship with school districts. The survey population consisted of teacher education contact persons working at the IHE's. These individuals act as liaison between the IHE and the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. Results indicate that although there is widespread activity on many program levels, there does not seem to be a significant difference in the organizational activity level. Both individual professors and the institutions, as a whole, are equally engaged in cooperative activities with local school districts. There appears to be a slight movement towards a greater sharing of resources through information dissemination, exchange of materials, formalized referral systems, and personnel exchange. This movement reflects a need felt by both the school system and the IHE's. Other needs identified were: (1) more information available on educational innovations; (2) consortial arrangements for developing and providing cooperative programs; (3) information about resources and technical assistance; and (4) maintaining a data base for and about education. Results of the survey questionnaire are appended to this report. (JD)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Schools of Education, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.