ERIC Number: ED395309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Year Two of a Penpal Project: Connecting Middle School and University Students.
Allen, Sheilah M.
This paper discusses the second year of a cooperative penpal project between preservice teacher education students and middle school students. Following a review of the literature to provide a context for this kind of research, the paper offers demographic data about the students on both sites (n=27 at each site) and describes visits to the middle school and the university. The paper uses samples from letters to give a flavor of the richness of the project and explores issues arising from the letters and the entire experience. The paper concludes that the benefits were "enormous" for all participants, and that it is important for a teacher-educator to keep in touch with the realities of the public schools. Contains 10 references; appendixes include a data sheet for participants; a survey of reading interests, and 2 original letters from middle schoolers. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For Year 1 of the project, see ED 390 057. For a related paper, see CS 215 234.