ERIC Number: ED334182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-19
Reference Count: N/A
The Hemingway Project: A Collaborative School-based Program for Teacher Certification.
Butler, Shannon K.; And Others
At Weber State University (Utah), teacher educators have collaborated with English faculty to design a pilot program (Hemingway Project) which serves as an initial effort to restructure the teacher education program. The program, funded by the Hemingway Foundation, is intended to provide greater integration of the university experience with actual practice, thereby enhancing student teacher socialization into the profession. Four components of change in the traditional program are discussed: (1) improved collaboration between the university and school districts in the selection of cooperating teachers and school sites; (2) an alternative, school-based setting for teacher education instruction; (3) a two-quarter student teaching experience with an action research emphasis; and (4) graduate credit seminars for cooperating teachers to enhance supervisory skills and techniques. One central issue of the project is investigation of the effects of interdisciplinary, collaborative supervision and on-site, contextual instruction on the teacher education curriculum. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Weber State College UT
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (71st, New Orleans, LA, February 16-20, 1991).