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ERIC Number: ED367595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-18
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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A Three College Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program.
Wilson, Gail Goss; And Others
Three institutions of higher education in central Washington State designed a collaborative venture to meet the needs of placebound students working toward Bachelors degrees in early childhood education. Placebound students are defined as students who, because of time, work, and/or family commitments, are unable to enroll in college courses taught during traditional time periods on a typical college campus. The collaborative program was initiated when a state-supported four-year branch campus was proposed for a rural area underserved by state-supported institutions of higher education but served by a private, nonprofit college (Heritage College). The demography of the rural Yakima Valley; the demography of the institutions (Yakima Valley Community College, Central Washington University, and Heritage College); and the history and development of the collaborative program are described. Six major areas of concern are addressed, including: integration of curricula and academic calendars; faculty assignments; awarding of degrees and certification; application process; tuition differences; and financial aid. By sharing facilities, faculties, expertise, and programs, each institution has been able to deliver instruction to underserved students at a lower cost and over a larger geographical area. An appendix provides institutional profiles and course requirements. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Central Washington University; Heritage College WA; Washington (Central); Washington (Yakima); Yakima Valley Community College District 16 WA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Chicago, IL, February 16-19, 1994).