ERIC Number: ED249200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Experience of Higher Education with Teacher Centers.
Edelfelt, Roy A.; Johnson, Margo
Five institutions of higher education having federally-funded teacher centers are examined in this monograph. Observation visits were made to the centers, and personnel from the teacher center, the university, and the public schools were interviewed. The study sought information on the use of the university's resources, interaction among professors and teachers, and the teacher center as an asset to the university. The five case studies approached the basic questions from different angles: (1) "Institutionalizing a University-Based Teacher Center--Chicago Teachers' Center, Northeastern Illinois University"; (2) "Connecting Professors and Teachers--Hernando County Teacher Education Center, University of South Florida"; (3) "Reshaping a Teacher Center after Federal Funding--Madison County Teacher Center, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville"; (4) "Taking a Teacher Center to a School--Pittsburgh Area Center for Teachers, Carnegie-Mellon University"; and (5) Improving High School Teaching"--San Fernando Valley Teacher Center, California State University at Northridge." The final chapter includes a brief description of each center and a summary of data from the five sites. (JD)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Federal Government, Government Role, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Centers
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Glassboro State Coll., NJ. Southern New Jersey Regional Teacher Center.