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ERIC Number: ED394647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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The Role of the Professional Development School To Prepare Teachers of Young Children. A Description of Two Models: The Hillcrest Professional Development School [and] the LaVega Primary School.
Baker, Betty Ruth
This paper describes the development and operation of two professional development schools (PDS) by the School of Education at Baylor University. These schools were organized to develop and demonstrate: (1) high quality learning programs for diverse students; (2) practical, thought-provoking preparation for novice teachers; (3) new understandings and professional responsibilities for experienced educators; and (4) research projects that add to all educators' knowledge about how to make schools more productive. The Hillcrest PDS and LaVega Primary School were organized along these principles, emphasizing theme-based interdisciplinary teaching, multi-aged groups, technology, cooperative learning, inclusion, performance assessment, and outdoor learning environments. Mixed-age groups of 40 students are taught cooperatively by a master teacher, a first-year teacher, and student teachers from the university. An appendix contains lists of procedures, objectives, and teacher evaluation forms used in the PDS program. (Contains 19 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Baylor University TX