ERIC Number: ED392778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
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Eastern Michigan University's First Consociate School: Farmington High School.
Gorenflo, Barbara A.; And Others
This paper reports on a collaboration between Eastern Michigan University (EMU) College of Education and Farmington High School (FHS), EMU's first consociate school, i.e., a school site that has developed an exceptionally strong working relationship with a college of education. Leaders of both institutions identified a number of creative ways they could be mutually supportive in their efforts to improve educational opportunities for young people. The consociate school relationship formally marked the beginning of a multi-year series of interrelated activities between the two institutions. So far, the team has developed a counseling program in which EMU graduate students counsel high school students and adults. In addition, a graduate course on restructuring schools for Farmington school educators was team taught by two district professionals and two EMU College of Education professors. Pre-student teaching and student teaching field experiences paired EMU students with educators from both institutions, and FHS and EMU will exchange faculty for professional development. Long range planning includes the following: improving fiber optic linkage for interactive collaborative classes; structured pre-student and student teaching experience; use of the university's professional development model to facilitate FHS's targeted goals; a proposal for integrating curriculum; a collaborative effort with Special Education, Special Olympics; and planning for the composite curriculum course to be taught on site. The following documents are included: Consociate School Partnership Agreement between Eastern Michigan University and Farmington Public Schools; a photocopy of a news story on the collaboration; a list of successes achieved, projects undertaken, and projects planned; a reprint of an article "Farmington High and Eastern Michigan Collaborate" (James R. Myers) from "Secondary Education Today: Journal of the MASSP" (v36, n2, Fall 1994); and "Farmington High School Consociate School Program Assessment Plan" (Draft). (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Eastern Michigan University; Farmington Public Schools MI
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Detroit, MI, February 20, 1995).