ERIC Number: ED346044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
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School Based/University Collaborative Effort: A Pre Service Model.
Bercik, Janet T.
This paper discusses the principles and describes the planning and development of a student teaching program model for Northeastern Illinois University students. The program is in its fourth year and was collaboratively designed by faculty from the university and a local middle school. The model is based on the importance of communication, understanding, and trust between the school participants, the university coordinator, and the college students. The triad maintains a constant dialogue and shares decision making, with each component having the power to implement teaching methods and strategies. Among the features of the program are a school-based seminar for cooperating teachers and student teachers, focusing on topics suggested by the participants, and action research projects carried out jointly by student teachers and cooperating teachers. The appendices include a list of seminar topics, responses of student and cooperating teachers to year-end evaluation questions, and lists of clinical experiences which student teachers had and of those they would like to have. (IAH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Curriculum
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Northeastern Illinois University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (16th, Houston, TX, November 21-26, 1991).