ERIC Number: ED374079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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From Cooperation to Collaboration: The Making of a University-School District Partnership.
A collaboration called PACE (Professional Alliance for Collaborative Education) was formally initiated between the DePauw University (Indiana) department of education and the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township (MSDLT), located in suburban Indianapolis. The purposes of PACE are: (1) to improve the training of preservice teachers; (2) to provide staff development for experienced and inexperienced public school teachers; (3) to provide faculty development for DePauw University professors working with prospective teachers; and (4) to create a new professional role for experienced, exemplary public school teachers by involving them more directly in teacher education. The collaborative was intentionally initiated by the executives of both the university and the school district, and a plan was drafted by a representative committee. The formalizing stage produced three springboards which defined the relationship between the university and the school district: the PACE document, a memorandum of understanding, and the recommendations of the collaboration teams. The third stage focused on specific initiatives: (1) a number of Lawrence Township minority students would attend DePauw's Summer Options program; (2) several MSDLT faculty would be invited to the summer fine arts institute; (3) MSDLT teachers would provide inservice training for student teachers; and (4) a DePauw department of education faculty member would conduct training on multicultural education for MSDLT. Graphical representations are included of the 3-stage process. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: DePauw University IN; Lawrence Township Metropolitan School District IN; Teacher Development
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