ERIC Number: ED330689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
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Teacher Preparation in Professional Development Schools.
Lakebrink, Joan M.
This paper discusses the planning and first year implementation of the DePaul-Glenview Teacher Education Program, developed in response to the perceived need by the wider educational community to strengthen the professional development of teachers. In this program, six to eight graduate students would be supported through one year of internship, during which they would complete requirements for the state teaching certificate, and two years of residency teaching, in which, along with teaching responsibilities, they would complete requirements for a Master of Arts degree. Implementation of the curriculum was the shared responsibility of the faculties of the two institutions, DePaul University and Glenview School. Candidates with a bachelors's degree, but no formal teacher preparation, were sought. Coursework and clinical experiences are described. After one year of operation, several concerns have emerged: time requirements for interns, mentor teachers, and university faculty; assessment of interns; and school district hiring and salary policies. Also, a stronger parent education component has been deemed necessary so that parents do not perceive that their child is being taught by a "student." (IAH)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teacher Induction, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Masters Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Development, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Interns
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: DePaul University IL; Holmes Group
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (Atlanta, GA, February 27-March 1, 1991).