ERIC Number: ED326516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development Schools.
Kennedy, Mary M.
NCRTE Colloquy, v3 n2 Fall 1990
This journal issue features a review of the edited volume, "Building a Professional Culture in Schools," and an interview with Charles Thompson, the associate dean for clinical studies at Michigan State University's College of Education. The review discusses the book's three major sections: one arguing for new professional roles for teachers; a second describing recent efforts in this direction; and a third focusing on obstacles to promoting pervasive change in schools. The interview, "On the Development of Professional Development Schools," presents professional development schools (PDS) as more than sites for preparing new teachers. They are also settings for creating a new form of education that reflects the kind of teaching and learning needed to respond to the social, demographic, and economic realities of the late 20th- and 21st-century United States. The interview also discusses organizational changes needed to facilitate changes in teaching and learning, and stresses the collaborative nature of PDS, emphasizing the contribution of each partner (the public school and the university) to the joint venture. (IAH)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interviews, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Professional Recognition, Role of Education, School Restructuring, Teacher Role
Michigan State University, National Center for Research on Teacher Education, College of Education, 116 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034.
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Education, East Lansing, MI.