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ERIC Number: ED344331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Designing and Implementing a Collaborative Field-Based and Problem-Centered Doctoral Program: A Case Study.
Worner, Wayne; Parks, David
Issues in designing and implementing a collaborative field-based and problem-centered principal preparation doctoral program at Virginia Tech are discussed in this case study. Implemented in 1989 to replace the old certification-driven principal-preparation system, the program's key components include collaborative planning, program delivery, and evaluation; a modular, integrated curriculum grounded in theory, research, and practice; internships at two different school levels and one business or agency; and diverse instructional delivery systems. Following a description of the program, five explanations are offered for incorporating change. Nine program assumptions are outlined, some of which include a focus on practitioners, continued development, participative decision making, cooperative instruction, and faculty development. The planning process regarding program requirements, delivery, and evaluation is described next. A conclusion is that although questions remain, the program is becoming more responsive to faculty, participants, and school system needs. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Collaborative Learning; Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State Univ