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ERIC Number: ED338583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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The Governance of a Collaborative Teacher Education Program: The Emergence of New Structures and New Roles.
Davidson, George; And Others
The way in which organizations are governed has implications for the emergence of the roles and responsibilities of the participants. The successful collaboration which characterized the Urbana (Illinois) Year Long Project depended upon the evolution of the advisory committee's organization and the effectiveness of its governance. The project emerged from two years of discussions between Urbana public school personnel and the College of Education faculties at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign about improving teacher education for elementary certification. A proposal for a collaborative teacher education program emerged from the deliberations. The project goals which were most supported by the governance structure were development of a collaborative program that: (1) provided preservice students with a year long placement; (2) allowed school and university faculty to evolve roles and responsibilities beyond the traditional ones of cooperating teacher, methods instructor, university supervisor, and student teacher; and (3) the merging of and practice. In this collaborative model, decisions about program, scheduling, methods, supervision, and certification were made by the participants on the advisory committee, using consensus as the decision-making model. Participants represented school and university faculty and preservice students. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Urbana Year Long Project IL