ERIC Number: ED343849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Diverse Models of Collaboration in Teacher Education.
Ilott, J. F. D.; Ilott, Helen G.
The University of Alberta (Canada) has developed a range of collaborative relationships in its teacher preparation program. Over 5 years, the faculty developed collaborative relationships in five categories: (1) meta-collaboration to promote and study collaboration; (2) university students in regular classrooms during curriculum and instruction courses; (3) accommodation of junior high school students at the university for one of their required courses; (4) assignment of university faculty to school districts for supervision of practicum experiences; and (5) partnerships between postsecondary education institutions, especially between two-year programs and the university. The collaborative model has proven productive for the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, and most faculty have made extensive commitment to the model. In most cases, partnerships have improved both programs. As a result of the project seven important facts were noted: leadership and commitment must be learned from the senior administrators of both partners; creative partnerships require support and freedom from senior administration; a range of participants and purposes should be fostered; the goals of cooperating institutions do not need to be identical; the placement of personnel is important; collaboration helps establish rewarding and regenerating professional relationships; and working collaboratively is not the easy way to solve problems. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Canada; University of Alberta (Canada)