ERIC Number: ED341649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Professional Development Schools in Massachusetts: Beginning the Process.
Neufeld, Barbara; Haavind, Sarah
While none of the six school/college collaborations described in this report represents a fully developed professional development school (PDS), each focuses on components which might be included in a PDS. The six collaborative ventures in teacher education were carried out in Massachusetts during the 1987-88 academic year. Each program sought to improve the nature of school-based experiences for preservice and novice teachers and to improve the skill with which veteran teachers work with them. The programs were also involved in increasing the role of experienced classroom teachers in formal teacher education. Brief descriptions which highlight program features demonstrate that collaboration can lead to a variety of well designed, yet different programs. The report also discusses issues common to each of the programs and of concern in any long-term efforts to establish PDSs. These issues include: program design and implementation; the collaborative process; purpose, size, and scale; governance; impact; implications for urban schools; and issues related to children and teachers. An appendix provides names and addresses of program personnel. (IAH)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Design, School Role, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.; Massachusetts Governor's Office of Educational Affairs, Boston.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Field Center for Teaching and Learning, Boston.
Note: For a related document, see ED 340 698.